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Cassini Buzzes Hyperion

Cassini completed its recent double-header of flybys on September 26, with a spectacular 500 kilometer (310 mile) pass above the oddly modified surface of Hyperion.

Sep 29, 2005: Odd World - In a paper published in the July 5 issue of the journal Nature, Cassini scientists report that the unique, sponge-like appearance of Hyperion probably results from its extremely low density.
Sep 29, 2005: Hyperion's Unusual Craters - This high-resolution Cassini mosaic shows that Hyperion truly has a surface different from any other in the Saturn system.
Sep 29, 2005: Flight to Hyperion - This movie sequence shows highlights of Cassiniís September 26, 2005 flyby of the odd icy moon Hyperion (266 kilometers, 165 miles across).
Sep 29, 2005: Hyperion: Parting Glance - As Cassini sped away from its close encounter with Hyperion on September 26, 2005, it took this parting shot of the battered moonís shadowy limb.

Sep 26, 2005: Hyperion Raw Preview #1 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Hyperion on September 26, 2005.
Sep 26, 2005: Hyperion Raw Preview #2 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Hyperion on September 26, 2005.
Sep 26, 2005: Hyperion Raw Preview #3 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Hyperion on September 26, 2005.
Sep 26, 2005: Hyperion Raw Preview #4 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Hyperion on September 26, 2005.
Sep 26, 2005: Hyperion Raw Preview #5 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Hyperion on September 26, 2005.
Sep 26, 2005: Hyperion Raw Preview #6 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Hyperion on September 26, 2005.
Sep 26, 2005: Hyperion Raw Preview #7 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Hyperion on September 26, 2005.
Sep 26, 2005: Hyperion Raw Preview #8 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Hyperion on September 26, 2005.
Sep 26, 2005: Hyperion Raw Preview #9 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Hyperion on September 26, 2005.
Sep 26, 2005: Hyperion Raw Preview #10 - This unprocessed image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Hyperion on September 26, 2005.

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