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Titan Flyby (T-72) - Sept. 24, 2010

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Artist's concept of the T-72 flyby of Titan

Titan Flyby (T-72) - Sept. 24, 2010
September 24, 2010

During this high altitude flyby (8,175 kilometers, or 5,080 miles, at closest approach), the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS) maps an equatorial region of the trailing hemisphere known as Belet at a resolution of 5 kilometers (3 miles) per pixel. This mosaic will complement the mosaics that were obtained during T-66 and T-67. After closest approach, VIMS performs a global mapping of Titan looking for clouds at northern mid-latitudes and near the poles. The imaging science subsystem (ISS) rides-along with VIMS throughout.

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