Monday, February 14, 2005

Cassini approaches Titan

In a little over twelve hours the Cassini space probe will make its next close approach to Saturn's moon Titan. The last closest approach was two months ago when Cassini released the Huygens probe and placed it on course to land on Titan's surface.

Below are two overlayed images of Titan. The first taken by Cassini in Dec 2004 and the second taken on 12 Feb 2005. While the alignment of the two images isn't exact, its interesting to see that most of the surface features appear to have changed little in the last two months. At least at this scale...


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