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Titan Flyby 6 (T-6): Aug. 22, 2005

Titan Flyby 6 (T-6): Aug. 22, 2005

On Aug. 22, the Cassini spacecraft flew by Titan at approximately 3,669 kilometers (2,280 miles) above the moon's surface.

Making its first return to Titan since April 16, the spacecraft continued studying the moon's complex atmosphere. It hunted for stratospheric compounds, including water, and continued to study cloud formation and evolution.

The spacecraft returned high-resolution images of Titan's high southern latitudes and had a rare opportunity to study the interaction between Titan and the magnetosphere of Saturn in an exotic region.

At a Glance

Aug. 22, 2005 (08:53 SCET)

2,273 miles (3,660 km)

13,198 mph (5.9 km/sec)

44 deg