Artist's rendition of the Titan 25 flyby on Feb. 22, 2007

February 15, 2007

Cassini Flyby to Crisscross Familiar Terrain

On Cassini's next pass of Titan on Feb. 22 (SCET), the radar mapper will image Titan's surface and crisscross over six previously mapped areas.

Cassini's radar will focus on Titan's north pole region, where lakes have been spotted. The spacecraft will swoop from 30 degrees south latitude, all the way up to 85 degrees north longitude. On this second view of the lakes region, scientists will look for changes and perhaps spot new lakes. The overlap of images over the same area allows the use of stereo techniques to determine the height of surface features.

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