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Cassini Flies By Titan, Readies for Extended Tour
05.27.08
 
Titan Titan flyby. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute On May 28, the Cassini spacecraft will fly by Saturn's moon Titan in its last flyby of the original four-year tour, but Cassini's exploration of Saturn will continue for two more years. This flyby will include imagery of Xanadu and inbound altimetry over the area imaged during the previous flyby.

The extended mission, named the "Saturn Equinox Mission," will start this summer, a two-year odyssey with 26 Titan flybys, 7 Enceladus encounters, and one flyby each of the icy moons Dione, Rhea and Helene.