Image right: Artist concept of Titan flyby. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Cassini Extends Mapping of Titan's Surface
Cassini's radar eyes imaged additional regions near Titan's north pole during an April 26, 2007, flyby. The instrument imaged the area slightly north of a feature nicknamed the "black sea." The radar coverage crossed over four previous radar swaths to fill in more of the gaps in the coverage of Titan's north pole. On this flyby, Cassini's infrared spectrometer saw the lit and dark sides of Titan, looking for hot spots and lightning. The imaging cameras did global mapping and full-disk mosaics.