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Fraser
2004-Jun-16, 04:33 PM
SUMMARY: Cassini hasn't just been focused on Phoebe; it's also turned its camera on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. This image of the mysterious, cloud covered moon was taken on May 22, when the spacecraft was 21.7 million km (13.5 million miles) away. The northern hemisphere is much brighter than the southern hemisphere, which is the exact opposite situation that the Voyager spacecraft saw when they flew by 23 years ago, and it indicates the moon in the opposite season.

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StarLab
2004-Jun-16, 05:26 PM
is this just a Titan flyby, or is Cassie gonna look at it some more in depth.

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Jun-16, 06:02 PM
There is a flash animation which shows the Cassini-Huygens craft and the moon orbits and path around Saturn

check out the link here

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Cassini-Huygen...D6E2VQUD_0.html (http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Cassini-Huygens/SEMD6E2VQUD_0.html)

Where is the Position of Cassini-Huygens?

its amazing what they can view, there are more images coming in every day. Look at the Cassini imaging team home page, http://ciclops.org.

antoniseb
2004-Jun-16, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by StarLab@Jun 16 2004, 05:26 PM
is this just a Titan flyby, or is Cassie gonna look at it some more in depth.
The image shown is not from a fly-by. It was taken before Cassini entered the Saturn system. Cassini is scheduled to make 45 fly-bys of Titan, and drop a probe into the atmosphere.

StarLab
2004-Jun-16, 08:26 PM
Oh, wait a minute...so this is the mission with that Titan probe!

Algenon the mouse
2004-Jun-17, 12:58 AM
It gives hope to Titan having life. It would be interesting to see how stable the seasons are.