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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Cassini Saturn Probe to Fly Past Titan

The Cassini space probe currently orbiting Saturn is scheduled to fly today to within 745 miles of the surface of Titan, the planet's largest and most intriguing moon. The probe will take infrared and radar images that are expected to give us a much clearer view of the moon's surface, which is obscured by a thick atmosphere. It is this atmosphere that causes scientists to speculate that Titan might harbor primitive life.