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Titan Flyby - Feb. 22, 2008

Titan Flyby - Feb. 22, 2008

Feb. 22, 2008


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Cassini to Image Huygens Landing Site
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space A little more than three years after the Huygens probe landed on Saturn's moon Titan, Cassini's radar instrument will get another look at the area where it landed during a flyby on Feb. 22.
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Cassini Images Huygens Landing Site

A little more than three years after the Huygens probe landed on Saturn's moon Titan, Cassini's radar instrument got another look at the landing area during a successful flyby on Feb. 22.

This area was previously viewed with radar but with lower resolution. Having radar data of this area from two flybys may provide valuable information about its topography. Radar also imaged Hotei Arcus, which appears as a bright spot to Cassini's infrared cameras. Having radar coverage over this region might shed light on this mysterious spot.

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Titan at a Glance
Titan Flyby
Feb. 22, 2008 (SCET)

Altitude
1000 km (621 miles)

Speed
6.3 km/sec (14,000 mph)

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