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Cassini Flyby: Cassini Heads South on Next Titan Flyby
Artist concept of Titan flyby Image right: Artist concept of Titan flyby. Image credit: NASA/JPL

The Cassini spacecraft has been moving progressively over Titan's southern hemisphere and is getting ready for a Titan flyby on Oct. 2, 2007. During this flyby, Cassini's radar instrument will have a chance to image the surface.

This will be the radar instrument's southernmost flyby to date. The next few radar passes should bring the spacecraft closer to the south pole. Scientists will be on the hunt for lakes or seas to see if they are as prevalent here as they are at the north pole.