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Titan Flyby - Sept. 7, 2005

Titan Flyby - Sept. 7, 2005

Sep. 07, 2005


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Titan's Sideways Cipher
This processed image from Cassini's Aug. 22, 2005, flyby of Titan reveals mid-latitudes on the moon's Saturn-facing side.
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Informally dubbed "Looking for lakes in all the right places," the Sept. 7 encounter with Titan focuses on the moon's high southern latitudes, an area where Cassini's cameras have seen some possible indications of lakes. The plan is to obtain the first RADAR scans of this area, adding 50 percent to the coverage of the moon already collected.

Some other important objectives include continuing the long-term goal of temperature mapping, obtaining further detailed studies of Titan's interaction with Saturn's magnetosphere, as well as searching for lightning.

Titan at a Glance
Titan Flyby
Sept. 7, 2005

Distance
1,075 km (668 miles)

Speed
6.1 km/sec (13,645 mph)

Details
+ Mission Description PDF (1.2 MB)

+ Titan Image Gallery

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