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Titan Flyby - Dec. 12, 2006

Titan Flyby - Dec. 12, 2006

Dec. 12, 2006

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Clouds Over Titan
Lakes and More Lakes: In this image taken by the Cassini radar system on Oct. 9, 2006, a previously unseen style of lakes is revealed. The lakes here assume complex shapes and are among the darkest seen so far on Titan.
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Cassini Buzzes by Titan

Cassini successfully flew by Titan on Dec. 12. Data collected during the flyby will help determine the distribution of aerosols and other hydrocarbons in Titan's orange-tinged atmosphere.

Titan at a Glance
Titan Flyby
Dec. 12, 2006

1000 km (621 miles)

5.9 km/sec (13,200 mph)

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