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Cassini Set to 'Peek-a-Boo' Titan on Next Flyby
Cassini Set to 'Peek-a-Boo' Titan on Next Flyby
22 Mar 2007
(Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Cassini returns to Titan on March 26, at an altitude of 1,010 kilometers (628 miles). The spacecraft will pass behind Titan for approximately 35 minutes. This is called an occultation, and it's Cassini's version of "peek-a-boo". A signal from the spacecraft will bounce off Titan's surface and be received on Earth. This signal will tell scientists more about Titan's surface.

The flyby will also include more temperature mapping, global mapping, and imaging in the ultraviolet and infrared regions.

To learn more about Titan, go to

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Last Updated: 22 Mar 2007