Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Another Titan Pass

Late last week Cassini made another close flyby of Titan (its ninth) as it continues to orbit Saturn. Titan is the only moon in our solar system that has clouds - so top men at JPL have been using radar to image through the clouds. (This flyby is also interesting because they aimed the radar imager at the Huygens landing site - to get a better idea of where it landed.)

They took a few days to process, but the images have just been released. Top Men at Wohba enhanced a couple of the raw radar images. (A Wohba exclusive!)

Enhanced Image 1 (raw image)
Enhanced Image 2 (raw image)

UPDATE: Here's a movie that illustrates precisely where the radar was aimed.


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