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Rev 159 - Dec 23, 2011-Jan 16, 2012 - Titan T80, Titan clouds, Saturn storm, Enceladus plumes
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post Jan 4 2012, 04:52 PM
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Holy smokes!! Did Cassini just happen to catch an object burning up in Titan's atmosphere!?! That can't be a cosmic ray hit, can it? I don't know what else to make of this image.

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/imag...1/W00071265.jpg
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post Jan 4 2012, 05:48 PM
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There seem to be speckly bits clear to the right margin. Could an oblique cosmic ray hit do that? the angle is virtually parallel to the image chip if it is a cosmic ray hit. Would any other science instrument have picked up any confirm/deny information (maybe a plasma wave at the same time?)

Does the imaging team keep a catalog of 'image defects' for comparison purposes?
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post Jan 4 2012, 06:45 PM
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Nope, that is just one incredibly awesome cosmic ray hit. If it were in the atmosphere, I would expect more atmospheric scattering and spreading out of the photons from PSF.


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post Jan 8 2012, 03:24 AM
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Nice shot of Enceladus just floating above the rings: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/imag...1/N00179182.jpg


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post Jan 8 2012, 01:54 PM
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Improvized color from a wide-angle CB2/MT2 pair of Saturn and Titan in the background, Jan 5th. Also one of the rocks visible.

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post Jan 12 2012, 09:08 PM
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I'm a bit late to the party here, but wanted to post a link to the Rev 159 Looking Ahead article.


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post Jan 12 2012, 10:25 PM
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QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jan 12 2012, 09:08 PM) *
I'm a bit late to the party here, but wanted to post a link to the Rev 159 Looking Ahead article.


I only mention this because a Saturn section tidy-up is about to happen, but Juramike posted that link when he started the T80 flyby thread.
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