T-64: Return to the North
January 15, 2010
The Cassini spacecraft heads north for a close flyby of Titan on Dec. 27, 2009 (Dec. 28 Spacecraft Event Time). During this pass, RADAR gets another view of the north polar lakes, providing an opportunity to measure changes in lake size and other lake characteristics. Other instruments utilize this opportunity to sample the high northern atmosphere as well as to look for possible seasonal changes.
Topics: Environment, Cassini–Huygens, Titan, Space exploration, Lakes of Titan, Lake, Cassini–Huygens timeline, Spacecraft