View Full Version : Cassini's First Detailed Look at Titan

2005-Sep-11, 05:12 AM
SUMMARY: NASA's Cassini spacecraft has delivered some early images of Saturn's moon Titan; a mysterious world obscured by thick clouds. Some surface features only seen from Earth-based telescopes are now visible to Cassini. The spacecraft used its narrow angle camera's spectral filters, which are designed to penetrate the thick atmosphere to create the images. Cassini's first good opportunity to see Titan will be when the spacecraft enters orbit around Saturn in July; it'll fly past the moon at a distance of only 350,000 km.

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