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Cassini Completes First Titan Visit of the New Year
Raw image of Titan Raw image of Titan taken on January 05, 2008 and received on Earth January 07, 2008. The camera was pointing toward Titan at approximately 24,497 kilometers away, and the image was taken using the CB3 and CL2 filters. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute 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.

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