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Exciting Results from Double Flybys

New findings from this past week's close flybys of Titan and Dione are presented at a press briefing held at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

Dec 16, 2004: Highest Resolution View of Dione - This very detailed image taken during Cassini's closest approach to Dione on December 14, 2004 is centered on the wispy terrain of the moon.
Dec 16, 2004: Dione's Surprise - As it closed in on Dione for a close flyby, Cassini captured a set of images of the icy moon which have been mosaicked together here to make a stunningly detailed global view.
Dec 16, 2004: Titan Mosaic: October 2004 - This mosaic of images taken at 28 footprints shows the regional coverage taken during Cassini's first encounter with Titan on October 26, 2004.
Dec 16, 2004: Titan Mosaic: December 2004 - This mosaic of images taken at 28 footprints shows the regional coverage taken during Cassini's second encounter of Titan on December 13, 2004.
Dec 16, 2004: Titan's Many Layers - Cassini has found Titan's upper atmosphere to consist of a surprising number of layers of haze as is shown in this ultraviolet image of Titan's nightside limb, colorized to look like true color.
Dec 16, 2004: Approaching Titan Again - Titan presented this face as Cassini approached for its second very close flyby of the mystery moon in December, 2004.
Dec 16, 2004: Dione and Saturn - Cassini captured Dione against the globe of Saturn as it approached the icy moon for its close rendezvous on December 14, 2004.
Dec 16, 2004: Dione Close-up - This incredible, high resolution view of Dione was taken during Cassini's first close approach to Dione on December 14, 2004.
Dec 16, 2004: Close Up on Titan's Mid-Latitude Clouds - Images taken during Cassini's second very close approach to Titan in December, 2004 have captured detailed views of the moon's intermittent clouds.

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