Dec
27
2006

Cassini flyby of Titian to take place tomorrow

Enceladus: This is an enhanced color view of Saturn’s moon Enceladus.  The image is a mosaic was created from 21 false-color frames taken by the Cassini spacecraft.  Image courtesy NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute.
Enceladus: This is an enhanced color view of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The image is a mosaic was created from 21 false-color frames taken by the Cassini spacecraft. Image courtesy NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute.

The Cassini spacecraft currently in orbit around Saturn is sending back incredible images of the ringed planet and its moons. Its next flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan is tomorrow, at around 3:30 am Central Time. The flyby tomorrow will be used to determine if Titan has a subsurface ocean.

Like most other NASA missions, there is a lot of material to whet your appetite for space information. There are video updates from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), image galleries, and even an opportunity to vote on your favoriate image from the Cassini mission.

The Cassini spacecraft is a joint project between NASA/JPL, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). Cassini was launched on October 15, 1997 and has been in orbit around Saturn since July 2004.

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