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Titan Flyby - May 12, 2008

Titan Flyby - May 12, 2008

May. 12, 2008


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space A network of river channels is located atop Xanadu, the continent-sized region on Saturn's moon Titan. This radar image was captured by the Cassini Radar Mapper on April 30, 2006.
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Cassini's Radar Peers Through Titan's Haze

Cassini completed a successful flyby of Titan on May 12, at an altitude of 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), for the first of two Titan northern hemisphere flybys that will wrap up the original four-year mission.

On this flyby, Cassini's radar instrument mapped the bright region of Xanadu, which was only partly imaged previously. This overlap in coverage may yield stereo views of the region. The radar team targeted Hotei Arcus, as well as a possible cryovolcanic feature, Tortola Facula (informally known as the "Snail"), which was visible in infrared images.

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Titan at a Glance

Titan Flyby
May 12, 2008 (SCET)

Altitude

1000 km (621 miles)

Speed
6.3 km/sec (14,000 mph)

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