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In pictures: Cassini's Titan flyby
Titan, Nasa/JPL/Space Science Institute
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This image is one of the closest ever taken of Saturn's hazy moon Titan. It was captured by Cassini's imaging science subsystem on 26 October, 2004, as the spacecraft flew by the moon.
Titan, Nasa/JPL/Space Science Institute
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The hazy shots were beamed back to a Nasa antenna based in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday 26 October, at 0225 BST.
Titan (Oct. 26, 2004), Nasa/JPL/Space Science Institute
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This image was taken when Cassini was about 1,200km (745 miles) above the moon. At this distance, Cassini was 300 times closer than during its first flyby on 3 July, 2004.
Titan (Oct. 25, 2004), NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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The moon is snapped 38 hours before Cassini's closest approach to Titan. It illustrates how the details of Titan's surface can be revealed through image processing techniques.
Titan (Oct. 24, 2004), AP photo, Nasa
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This image taken on Sunday 24 October, 2004, reveals Titan's bright "continent-sized" terrain known as Xanadu.
Titan, Oct. 25, 2004, Nasa
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Here, the camera was pointing toward Titan at approximately 704,493 km (437,751miles) away.
Titan (Oct. 24, 2004), Nasa
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This shot was acquired at a distance of about 1 million km (621,371 miles).The globe of Titan and the haze have been given colours that are close to what the natural colours are believed to be.




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