This montage shows a false color image of Titan, with 'T 7' written over the moon using an image taken by the RADAR instrument during previous flyby. The text reads, "Titan Flyby: Sept. 7, 2005."

September 2, 2005

Informally dubbed "Looking for lakes in all the right places," the Sept. 7 encounter with Titan focuses on the moon's high southern latitudes, an area where Cassini's cameras have seen some possible indications of lakes. The plan is to obtain the first RADAR scans of this area, adding 50 percent to the coverage of the moon already collected.

Some other important objectives include continuing the long-term goal of temperature mapping, obtaining further detailed studies of Titan's interaction with Saturn's magnetosphere, as well as searching for lightning.

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