Cassini Completes First Titan Visit of the New Year
The Cassini spacecraft successfully flew by Titan on Jan. 5. Its visual and infrared mapping spectrometer mapped the Huygens probe's landing site, now in direct sunlight. The flyby featured two separate stellar occultations to study the structure of Titan's atmosphere. The spectrometer watched the star Alpha Bootes, and the ultraviolet imaging spectrograph pointed toward Alpha Lyra.