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Titan Unveiled by Jacqueline Mitton, Ralph Lorenz

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6. The Mission Goes On

Cassini’s encounters with Titan occur generally at intervals that are integer multiples of Titan’s orbital period of sixteen days. The gravity slingshots of the first encounters had brought Cassini’s orbital period down to twice that of Titan, and so the next encounter after the probe delivery on TC took place just a month after the Huygens descent.

Although in much of what follows, findings about specific locations were made with the VIMS and RADAR instruments, almost invariably where those locations were was substantially defined by the large-scale map generated from ISS images. As time went on, the map became progressively filled with more and more details, and more and more (unidentified) features, some with names even ...

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