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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Cassini flies by Titan

NASA's space probe Cassini has flown by Saturn's moon Titan for the fourth time since arriving at the planet. The Tuesday flyby brought Cassini within 1,580 kilometers of the moon, according to a CNN report.

The encounter was the first flyby of the moon since Cassini released its Huygens probe last month. Cassini was scheduled to collect data during the pass and relay it back to earth late Tuesday, after the maneuver is complete.

BBC News includes an informative article about the imaging performed by the spacecraft during its encounter.


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