Friday, April 08, 2005

New Hyperion Image: Hyperion's Face

CICLOPS has released this magnified view of Hyperion, taken in February. Hyperion is still only seen at low resolution though that will change on June 9 and September 25 as Cassini flys by this strange, tumbling moon. The June 9th encounter will be more distant but will provide better images than those taken by Voyager. The September 25th encounter will be the closest encounter Cassini will make of this small satellite, skirting it by 500 km (down from the original 1000 km close approach in the original tour plan, before the "Tethys Tweak" to avoid a dangerous E-ring crossing).


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