This artist's concept shows a possible scenario for the internal structure of Titan, as suggested by data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Scientists have been trying to determine what is under Titan's organic-rich atmosphere and icy crust.
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Inside Titan (Author's Concept)

This artist's concept shows a possible scenario for the internal structure of Titan, as suggested by data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Scientists have been trying to determine what is under Titan's organic-rich atmosphere and icy crust. Data from the radio science experiment make the strongest case yet for a global subsurface ocean, sitting above a subsurface layer of high-pressure ice and a water-infused silicate core.

Image details

ID#:
PIA15607

Date added:
2012-06-28

Target:
Titan

Mission:
Cassini-Huygens

Spacecraft:
Cassini Orbiter

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech