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Reminder: Cassini, Titan Flyby

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posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 02:52 AM
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Spacenuts.
Don't forget,

The moons of The Gas Giants, such as Saturn, are often more interesting than the Parent Body.

Cassini Has a close encounter with the Smoggy moon Titan, on October 26th, at 6:30 PM Pacific time..

You can check out more details here:

Titan FlyBy


Enjoy the Show!



posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 05:12 AM
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Purple haze all in my brain
Lately things just don't seem the same
Actin' funny, but I don't know why
'Scuse me while I kiss the sky...




What a cool pic!!!!



posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 10:40 AM
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That cool pic was taken in July from 491,000 miles.

Cassini will be 745 miles above Titan tomorrow.

That's going to be AWESOME!



posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 04:28 PM
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Im waiting 'till january for the Huygens probe. Hopefully it wont end like Genesis



posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 04:37 PM
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cant wait for the huygens probe to get there too.i remember hearing about an attempt to do the same thing on jupiters moon europa.do you think they,ll ever let us know what they find?



posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 09:05 PM
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"cant wait for the huygens probe to get there too.i remember hearing about an attempt to do the same thing on jupiters moon europa.do you think they,ll ever let us know what they find?"

doubtful.



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 10:42 PM
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Live coverage and commentary of Cassini's close encounter with Titan begins at 9:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 26.


I am watching it now on dsl. here is the NASA Live web TV link .

Live Cassini Titan Flyby Media Player link

Live Cassini Titan Flyby Real Player


Kind of boring, but kind of exciting too.

It is just getting started really. Excellent black and white images so far.



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 11:01 PM
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Thanks for the links (and the pictures), folks!



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 11:10 PM
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So, who's watching this right now?

Amazing images..Still leaving a lot to the imagination though.

I see banks of clouds. The suface is appearing to be multi shaded too...



posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 11:57 PM
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Kinda boring but kinda exciting sums it up. Cool to watch it happening live though. Will be really interesting to compare them to the processed images we see in the weeks to come.

Thanks for the links makeitso. I've been watching since just after you posted them.



posted on Oct, 28 2004 @ 11:54 PM
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Its really fascinating. The Cassini is the last of the super space craft from NASA since they started their cheaper, better program. I really think we are going to learn alot about Titan in the weeks to come. I have a good feeling that the probe will descend just fine. Although I am concerned, if the surface is frozen will the chutes be enough to break its fall.



posted on Dec, 11 2004 @ 04:03 PM
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I was unable to Edit my Original post, no edit button.hmm
BUT!

Titan False Color Image, from JPL.


Titan-B Flyby is happening shortly.
This is the 3rd Targeted event.
First was the tiny moon Phoebe, just as Cassini was entering the Saturn environment.
The Second, was Titan-A..
And now Titan-B..


The Details:
The second targeted flyby of Titan occurs on Monday, December 13, 2004 at 11:38 SCET
(03:38 am Pacific time). Cassinis closest approach to Saturns largest satellite is at an altitude
of 1200 km (746 miles) above the surface at a speed of 6.1 kilometers per second (14,000
mph). Titan has a diameter of 5150 km (3200 miles), so the spacecraft passes within 1.5
Titan radii.

Here also, is a link to a really nice PDF package, explaining the sequence of events.

Titan-B mission




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