The Cassini spacecraft looks at the dark side of Saturn's largest moon. The narrowing circle of light surrounding Titan is produced by sunlight scattering through Titan's atmosphere. + Image Details + More Titan Information
T-70: The Closest Flyby
Cassini flew to within a mere 880 kilometers (547 miles) of Titan's surface during the T-70 flyby, the lowest Titan flyby in the entire mission. The cloud-skimming altitude and orientation (closest approach was in the dayside ionosphere) made this the absolute top priority flyby for the magnetometer (MAG) team, which is searching for evidence of a possible Titanian magnetic field. The flyby ended on a high note as the ultra violet imaging spectrograph (UVIS) instrument captured a stellar occultation outbound from Titan.