Follow this link to skip to the main content

Titan Flyby (T-68) - May 20, 2010

Titan Flyby (T-68) - May 20, 2010

May. 20, 2010


[ - ]   Text   [ + ]
Cut by Saturn's Shadow
 
  Saturn's rings, partially darkened by the planet's shadow, cut a striking figure before Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
+ Image Details
+ More Titan Information
T-68: Gravity #5

This is the fifth flyby of the Cassini mission that will be devoted to Titan gravity science. We have two related goals for all gravity science flybys: to measure the fluid and dynamic Love number of Titan and determine Titan's geoid. The determination of the fluid Love number is the only one way to find out with confidence whether Titan has a liquid ocean. The determination of the geoid is also crucial to understanding the internal structure of Titan through correlative analysis of the gravity and RADAR planetary radii data. The Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) takes advantage of the farthest south atmospheric temperature and composition profiles of the entire extended mission.





Related Links:

Cassini Heading to Titan after Tagging Enceladus - May 19, 2010

Cassini Double Play: Enceladus and Titan - May 17, 2010


 
 
 
Titan at a Glance
 
Titan Flyby
May 20, 2010 (SCET)

Altitude
1,400 kilometers (870 miles)

Speed
5.9 km/sec (13,000 mph)

Details
+ Mission Description (PDF, 525 KB)


+ Flyby FAQ

+ Titan Image Gallery

+ Browse or Search the Latest Raw Images

+ Saturn's Moons

 

Related Images





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