Cassini Set for Next Titan Flyby

The Cassini spacecraft at Saturn will flyby Titan again on October 26, 2004. It will be much closer this time. Scientists are hoping for clearer images of the moon’s surface and clouds.

Cassini’s orbit around Saturn has shrunk considerably and it will be making more frequent flybys of the planet and its moons in the coming months and years. NASA continues to release new images every business day on the official Cassini-Huygens mission website. The latest image shows turbulent cloud flows between bands in Saturn’s atmosphere.

Richard Leis

Richard Leis

Richard Leis (he/him/his) lives in Tucson, Arizona where he writes poetry and fiction, attends and teaches writing workshops at the Writers Studio Tucson, and works for HiRISE, a team in the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona with a camera in orbit around Mars onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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