This view of Titan's south pole reveals the intriguing dark feature named Ontario Lacus and a host of smaller features dotting the south polar region. A red cross below the center in the scene marks the pole.

This view of Titan's south pole reveals the intriguing dark feature named Ontario Lacus and a host of smaller features dotting the south polar region. A red cross below the center in the scene marks the pole.

Last Good Look at Ontario Lacus in the Equinox Mission

Cassini successfully flew by Titan's southern polar region at a altitude of 960 kilometers (597 miles). The Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) observed Ontario Lacus, while the Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS), captured high-resolution imaging of the region. Following closest approach, the Radio Science Subsystem (RSS) probed surface conditions near Titan’s mid-northern latitudes.