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Titan Flyby - May 12, 2007

Titan Flyby - May 12, 2007

May. 12, 2007


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space High northern terrain on Titan is made visible by some image processing sleight of hand. Taken March 29, 2007
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Cassini To Confirm if 'Caspian Sea' is Liquid-Filled

Cassini successfully completed a flyby of Saturn's moon Titan on May 12, 2007. Due to the recent discovery of probable large seas on Titan, Cassini's quick-thinking team repointed the radar instrument south in advance of the encounter, flying over a large, expansive dark area dubbed the "Caspian Sea." Information from this flyby will confirm whether it is liquid-filled. Stay tuned for more news.

The presence of seas on Titan reinforces the idea that Titan's surface must be re-supplying methane to its atmosphere.

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Titan at a Glance
Titan Flyby
May 12, 2007 (SCET)

Altitude
960 km (597 miles)

Speed
6.2 km/sec (13,870 mph)

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FLYBY IMAGES AND VIDEOS 



  • Blend space exploration with reading and writing -- Reading, Writing & Rings!
  • Cassini Scientist for a Day -- Students get involved
  • Cassini Raw Images