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This map of Saturn's moon Titan shows the location of the upcoming April 30, 2006, Titan flyby and the areas mapped so far by the Cassini radar mapper using its synthetic aperture radar imaging mode.

The swath shown in light green represents the area to be imaged in the upcoming April 30 flyby. It will go right across an optically bright region of Titan known as Xanadu


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The far left image shows the location of the radar swath for the Oct. 28, 2005, flyby. On the top right is the radar swath from the first Titan flyby, on Oct. 26, 2004. The second from the top image is from the second radar pass of Titan, on Feb. 15, 2005 (near-equatorial). The bottom right swath is from the Sept. 7, 2005, flyby. Cassini's radar has revealed a variety of geologic features, including impact craters, wind-blown deposits, channels and cryovolcanic features.

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During a Titan flyby on Sept. 7, 2005, the spacecraft's narrow-angle camera acquired multiple images that were combined to create the mosaic presented here. Provisional names applied to Titan's features are shown.


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