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Titan Flyby (T-51) - March 27, 2009

Titan Flyby (T-51) - March 27, 2009

Mar. 27, 2009


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Titan's south polar region
This view of Titan's south pole reveals the intriguing dark feature named Ontario Lacus and a host of smaller features dotting the south polar region. A red cross below the center in the scene marks the pole.
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Last Good Look at Ontario Lacus in the Equinox Mission



Cassini successfully flew by Titan's southern polar region at a altitude of 960 kilometers (597 miles). The Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) observed Ontario Lacus, while the Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS), captured high-resolution imaging of the region. Following closest approach, the Radio Science Subsystem (RSS) probed surface conditions near Titan’s mid-northern latitudes.
Titan at a Glance
Titan Flyby
March 27, 2009 (SCET)

Altitude
960 kilometers (597 miles)


Speed
6.3 km/sec (14,000 mph)

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