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Titan Flyby (T-66) - Jan. 28, 2010

Titan Flyby (T-66) - Jan. 28, 2010

Jan. 28, 2010


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  Titan's seasonal hemispheric dichotomy is chronicled in black and white, with the moon's northern half appearing slightly lighter than the dark southern half. North on Titan is up. Image taken Oct. 16, 2009.
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T-66: A Long Look at Titan

On this high-altitude encounter, the Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) acquired high-resolution observations during and after closest-approach, covering territory from the trailing hemisphere at high southern latitudes northeast to near-equatorial Adiri. On the inbound leg, the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) had the opportunity to do one stellar occultation which will allow the scientists to constrain the composition and the spectral properties of Titan's atmosphere.




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Route 66: Cassini's Next Look At Titan -- Jan. 27, 2010

 
 
 
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Titan Flyby
Jan. 28, 2010 (SCET)

Altitude
7,490 kilometers (4,654 miles)

Speed
5.7 km/sec (12,700 mph)

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