Cassini's Eyes on SaturnJen DiMascio April 05, 2016
NASA’s Cassini mission continues to send back stunning photographs of the ringed planet and its moons. On April 4, the spacecraft was scheduled to fly by Titan at an altitude of just 615 mi. (990 km). Typically, Cassini’s cameras look in different directions, but during this flyby the Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph and the Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer will see the moon’s atmosphere at the same latitude. The dual approach should reduce variations in data about the moon’s atmospheric density.