Cassini News: Prometheus & Titan
Two Cassini stories for you today:
The BBC reported that â€œThe Huygens probe is on target and all set for its encounter with Titan, the mysterious large moon of Saturn.
The 2.7m-wide robot lab has passed its final systems check-out and scientists have confirmed the rendezvous can go ahead on 14 January as planned.â€?
NASA recently released an image showing Saturn's moon Prometheus stealing ring material:
â€œIn an image taken on Oct. 29, Prometheus is seen stealing particles from the F ring while connected to the ringlets by a faint streak of material. A movie sequence of the ring, taken on Oct. 28, captures in freeze-frame motion the zigzagging kinks and knots, some of which are almost certainly caused by Prometheus.â€?
Thanks again to Americans and Europeans exploring the outer Solar System together.