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2005-Apr-06, 07:46 AM
SUMMARY: NASA's Cassini spacecraft made another close pass of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, on March 31, delivering new images and data from this mysterious moon. Although Titan's northern hemisphere had been imaged by Cassini's radar instrument on a previous flyby, this time it was able to take optical and infrared pictures that pierced through the moon's thick methane atmosphere. This composite image of four photographs was taken when Cassini was approximately 130,000 km (81,000 miles) away from Titan.

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2005-Apr-06, 06:32 PM
We are now going through the middle passes of Titan, in which little very surprising stuff will be revealed, and before we have a nearly complete map of the non-polar parts of Titan. It IS interesting that we're getting this information, but the drama is much reduced now. I want to see closeups of the other moons, even though I know that we really should get as much information about Titan as possible.