Artist's concept of the T-71 flyby of Titan

July 7, 2010

During this Titan flyby, the ion and neutral mass spectrometer (INMS) looks at the effect of rising solar activity in southern latitudes, with closest approach on the dayside near the terminator. RADAR has a southwestern quadrant ride-along synthetic aperture radar (SAR) of a poorly covered region in the prime and extended mission, valuable for determining Titan's global shape via SAR topographic measurements. CIRS and ISS monitor Titan clouds and the evolution thereof during the day after closest approach, a so-called "caboose" period.

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