Artist's rendition of Titan flyby T-112

Artist's rendition of Titan flyby T-112

Titan Flyby T-112: Probing the summer and winter poles with CIRS

July 7, 2015

The CIRS instrument will perform back-to-back limb sounding observations at closest approach, reaching high northern and southern latitudes to contrast the temperatures and gas abundances at the summer and winter poles.

VIMS will acquire a mosaic of the sub-Saturn tropical zone that includes the dune fields of Fensal and Aztlan and the Quivira plateau. VIMS will also observe the evolution of the south polar vortex and will look for the formation of clouds at northern mid-latitudes. Outbound, VIMS will take images of the north polar area with the seas illuminated.