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.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files“.