Tuesday, October 26, 2004

A closer look

Later today, Cassini will be making its first close flyby of Saturn's enormous moon, Titan. Although Titan is shrouded by a thick atmosphere, Cassini's cameras are equipped with spectral filters able to penetrate the haze and reveal surface details. Cassini will be imaging the area of Titan where the Huygens probe is scheduled to land in January. A NASA webcast of the flyby will be available.