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This labeled graphic illustrates how different organic compounds make their way to the seas and lakes on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.
This labeled graphic illustrates how different organic compounds make their way to the seas and lakes on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.

Organic Compounds in Titan's Seas and Lakes

This labeled graphic illustrates how different organic compounds make their way to the seas and lakes on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
ID#: PIA20026
Added: 2016-04-26

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Organic Compounds in Titan's Seas and Lakes

This labeled graphic illustrates how different organic compounds make their way to the seas and lakes on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.

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Each of these two montages shows four synthetic views of Titan created using data acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft between 2004 and 2015. With each flyby, a brief opportunity to add small pieces to the overall mapping coverage of Titan.
Each of these two montages shows four synthetic views of Titan created using data acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft between 2004 and 2015. With each flyby, a brief opportunity to add small pieces to the overall mapping coverage of Titan.

Working Toward 'Seamless' Infrared Maps of Titan

Each of these two montages shows four synthetic views of Titan created using data acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft between 2004 and 2015. With each flyby, a brief opportunity to add small pieces to the overall mapping coverage of Titan.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA20022
Added: 2016-03-24

Views: 1940

Working Toward 'Seamless' Infrared Maps of Titan

Each of these two montages shows four synthetic views of Titan created using data acquired by NASA's Cassini spacecraft between 2004 and 2015. With each flyby, a brief opportunity to add small pieces to the overall mapping coverage of Titan.

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This map of Saturn's moon Titan identifies the locations of mountains that have been named by the International Astronomical Union.
This map of Saturn's moon Titan identifies the locations of mountains that have been named by the International Astronomical Union.

Mountains of Titan Map - 2016 Update

This map of Saturn's moon Titan identifies the locations of mountains that have been named by the International Astronomical Union.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper, Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA20024
Added: 2016-03-24

Views: 744

Mountains of Titan Map - 2016 Update

This map of Saturn's moon Titan identifies the locations of mountains that have been named by the International Astronomical Union.

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The trio of ridges on Titan known as Mithrim Montes is home to the hazy Saturnian moon's tallest peak. The mountain is located midway along the lower of the three ridges shown in this radar image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
The trio of ridges on Titan known as Mithrim Montes is home to the hazy Saturnian moon's tallest peak. The mountain is located midway along the lower of the three ridges shown in this radar image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Radar View of Titan's Tallest Mountains

The trio of ridges on Titan known as Mithrim Montes is home to the hazy Saturnian moon's tallest peak. The mountain is located midway along the lower of the three ridges shown in this radar image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA20023
Added: 2016-03-24

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Radar View of Titan's Tallest Mountains

The trio of ridges on Titan known as Mithrim Montes is home to the hazy Saturnian moon's tallest peak. The mountain is located midway along the lower of the three ridges shown in this radar image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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This image from the Radar instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the evolution of a transient feature in the large hydrocarbon sea named Ligeia Mare on Saturn's moon Titan.
This image from the Radar instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the evolution of a transient feature in the large hydrocarbon sea named Ligeia Mare on Saturn's moon Titan.

Mystery Feature Evolves in Titan's Ligeia Mare

This image from the Radar instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the evolution of a transient feature in the large hydrocarbon sea named Ligeia Mare on Saturn's moon Titan.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA20021
Added: 2016-03-02

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Mystery Feature Evolves in Titan's Ligeia Mare

This image from the Radar instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the evolution of a transient feature in the large hydrocarbon sea named Ligeia Mare on Saturn's moon Titan.

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This sequence of maps shows varying surface temperatures on Saturn's moon Titan at two-year intervals, from 2004 to 2016. The measurements were made by the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
This sequence of maps shows varying surface temperatures on Saturn's moon Titan at two-year intervals, from 2004 to 2016. The measurements were made by the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Titan Temperature Lag Maps & Animation

This sequence of maps shows varying surface temperatures on Saturn's moon Titan at two-year intervals, from 2004 to 2016. The measurements were made by the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Composite Infrared Spectrometer
ID#: PIA20020
Added: 2016-02-18

Views: 696

Titan Temperature Lag Maps & Animation

This sequence of maps shows varying surface temperatures on Saturn's moon Titan at two-year intervals, from 2004 to 2016. The measurements were made by the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's 'T-114' flyby on Nov. 13, 2015, looks toward terrain that is mostly on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Titan.
This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's 'T-114' flyby on Nov. 13, 2015, looks toward terrain that is mostly on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Titan.

Peering Through Titan's Haze

This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's 'T-114' flyby on Nov. 13, 2015, looks toward terrain that is mostly on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Titan.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA20016
Added: 2015-12-04

Views: 1515

Peering Through Titan's Haze

This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's 'T-114' flyby on Nov. 13, 2015, looks toward terrain that is mostly on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Titan.

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft views the dunelands of Saturn's frigid moon Titan. The dark, H-shaped area seen here contains two of the dune-filled regions, Fensal (in the north) and Aztlan (to the south).
NASA's Cassini spacecraft views the dunelands of Saturn's frigid moon Titan. The dark, H-shaped area seen here contains two of the dune-filled regions, Fensal (in the north) and Aztlan (to the south).

Dunelands of Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft views the dunelands of Saturn's frigid moon Titan. The dark, H-shaped area seen here contains two of the dune-filled regions, Fensal (in the north) and Aztlan (to the south).

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18341
Added: 2015-11-02

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Dunelands of Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft views the dunelands of Saturn's frigid moon Titan. The dark, H-shaped area seen here contains two of the dune-filled regions, Fensal (in the north) and Aztlan (to the south).

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This global digital map of Saturn's moon Titan was created using images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's. The map was produced in June 2015 using data collected through Cassini's flyby, known as 'T100,' on April 7, 2014.
This global digital map of Saturn's moon Titan was created using images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's. The map was produced in June 2015 using data collected through Cassini's flyby, known as 'T100,' on April 7, 2014.

Titan Global Map - June 2015

This global digital map of Saturn's moon Titan was created using images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's. The map was produced in June 2015 using data collected through Cassini's flyby, known as 'T100,' on April 7, 2014.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
ID#: PIA19658
Added: 2015-10-09

Views: 890

Titan Global Map - June 2015

This global digital map of Saturn's moon Titan was created using images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft's. The map was produced in June 2015 using data collected through Cassini's flyby, known as 'T100,' on April 7, 2014.

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The northern and southern hemispheres of Titan are seen in these polar stereographic maps, assembled in 2015 using the best-available images of the giant Saturnian moon from NASA's Cassini mission.
The northern and southern hemispheres of Titan are seen in these polar stereographic maps, assembled in 2015 using the best-available images of the giant Saturnian moon from NASA's Cassini mission.

Titan Polar Maps - 2015

The northern and southern hemispheres of Titan are seen in these polar stereographic maps, assembled in 2015 using the best-available images of the giant Saturnian moon from NASA's Cassini mission.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
ID#: PIA19657
Added: 2015-10-09

Views: 607

Titan Polar Maps - 2015

The northern and southern hemispheres of Titan are seen in these polar stereographic maps, assembled in 2015 using the best-available images of the giant Saturnian moon from NASA's Cassini mission.

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A coincidence of viewing angle makes Pandora appear to be hovering over Titan, almost like an accent mark, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
A coincidence of viewing angle makes Pandora appear to be hovering over Titan, almost like an accent mark, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Titan's Accent Mark

A coincidence of viewing angle makes Pandora appear to be hovering over Titan, almost like an accent mark, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18338
Added: 2015-10-05

Views: 845

Titan's Accent Mark

A coincidence of viewing angle makes Pandora appear to be hovering over Titan, almost like an accent mark, in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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Titan and Saturn share a hazy appearance in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, though Saturn is a gas giant with no solid surface to speak of, and Titan's atmosphere is a blanket surrounding an icy, solid body.
Titan and Saturn share a hazy appearance in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, though Saturn is a gas giant with no solid surface to speak of, and Titan's atmosphere is a blanket surrounding an icy, solid body.

Veiled Worlds

Titan and Saturn share a hazy appearance in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, though Saturn is a gas giant with no solid surface to speak of, and Titan's atmosphere is a blanket surrounding an icy, solid body.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA18335
Added: 2015-09-28

Views: 3151

Veiled Worlds

Titan and Saturn share a hazy appearance in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, though Saturn is a gas giant with no solid surface to speak of, and Titan's atmosphere is a blanket surrounding an icy, solid body.

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Titan may be a 'large' moon -- its name even implies it -- but it is still dwarfed by its parent planet, Saturn. As it turns out, this is perfectly normal. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Titan may be a 'large' moon -- its name even implies it -- but it is still dwarfed by its parent planet, Saturn. As it turns out, this is perfectly normal. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Not So Titanic

Titan may be a 'large' moon -- its name even implies it -- but it is still dwarfed by its parent planet, Saturn. As it turns out, this is perfectly normal. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA18326
Added: 2015-07-13

Views: 965

Not So Titanic

Titan may be a 'large' moon -- its name even implies it -- but it is still dwarfed by its parent planet, Saturn. As it turns out, this is perfectly normal. This image is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows three moons -- Titan, Mimas, and Rhea. Titan, the largest moon shown here, appear fuzzy because we only see its cloud layers.
This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows three moons -- Titan, Mimas, and Rhea. Titan, the largest moon shown here, appear fuzzy because we only see its cloud layers.

Triple Crescents

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows three moons -- Titan, Mimas, and Rhea. Titan, the largest moon shown here, appear fuzzy because we only see its cloud layers.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18322
Added: 2015-06-22

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Triple Crescents

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows three moons -- Titan, Mimas, and Rhea. Titan, the largest moon shown here, appear fuzzy because we only see its cloud layers.

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Named after a Japanese paradise, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the Senkyo region of Titan), a bit less welcoming than its namesake with a very inhospitable average temperature of approximately 290 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (-180 degrees Celsius).
Named after a Japanese paradise, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the Senkyo region of Titan), a bit less welcoming than its namesake with a very inhospitable average temperature of approximately 290 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (-180 degrees Celsius).

Frozen Paradise

Named after a Japanese paradise, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the Senkyo region of Titan), a bit less welcoming than its namesake with a very inhospitable average temperature of approximately 290 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (-180 degrees Celsius).

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle
ID#: PIA18309
Added: 2015-03-02

Views: 1248

Frozen Paradise

Named after a Japanese paradise, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies the Senkyo region of Titan), a bit less welcoming than its namesake with a very inhospitable average temperature of approximately 290 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (-180 degrees Celsius).

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Presented here are side-by-side comparisons of a traditional Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) view, at left, and one made using a new technique for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface, at right.
Presented here are side-by-side comparisons of a traditional Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) view, at left, and one made using a new technique for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface, at right.

Leilah Fluctus Despeckled

Presented here are side-by-side comparisons of a traditional Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) view, at left, and one made using a new technique for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface, at right.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA19054
Added: 2015-02-12

Views: 1605

Leilah Fluctus Despeckled

Presented here are side-by-side comparisons of a traditional Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) view, at left, and one made using a new technique for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface, at right.

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This montage from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images of the surface of Titan shows four examples of how a newly developed technique for handling noise results in clearer, easier to interpret views.
This montage from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images of the surface of Titan shows four examples of how a newly developed technique for handling noise results in clearer, easier to interpret views.

Titan Despeckled Montage

This montage from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images of the surface of Titan shows four examples of how a newly developed technique for handling noise results in clearer, easier to interpret views.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA19053
Added: 2015-02-12

Views: 1753

Titan Despeckled Montage

This montage from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images of the surface of Titan shows four examples of how a newly developed technique for handling noise results in clearer, easier to interpret views.

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These views from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) present a side-by-side comparisons of a traditional view and one made using a new technique called despeckling for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface.
These views from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) present a side-by-side comparisons of a traditional view and one made using a new technique called despeckling for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface.

Despeckling Ligea Mare

These views from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) present a side-by-side comparisons of a traditional view and one made using a new technique called despeckling for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA19052
Added: 2015-02-12

Views: 6277

Despeckling Ligea Mare

These views from NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) present a side-by-side comparisons of a traditional view and one made using a new technique called despeckling for handling electronic noise that results in clearer views of Titan's surface.

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NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image is presented as a perspective view and shows a landscape near the eastern shoreline of Kraken Mare, a hydrocarbon sea in Titan's north polar region.
NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image is presented as a perspective view and shows a landscape near the eastern shoreline of Kraken Mare, a hydrocarbon sea in Titan's north polar region.

Perspective on Kraken Mare Shores

NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image is presented as a perspective view and shows a landscape near the eastern shoreline of Kraken Mare, a hydrocarbon sea in Titan's north polar region.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA19051
Added: 2015-02-12

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Perspective on Kraken Mare Shores

NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image is presented as a perspective view and shows a landscape near the eastern shoreline of Kraken Mare, a hydrocarbon sea in Titan's north polar region.

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This diagram depicts conditions observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during a flyby in Dec. 2013, when Saturn's magnetosphere was highly compressed, exposing Titan to the full force of the solar wind.
This diagram depicts conditions observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during a flyby in Dec. 2013, when Saturn's magnetosphere was highly compressed, exposing Titan to the full force of the solar wind.

Titan Observed Naked in the Solar Wind

This diagram depicts conditions observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during a flyby in Dec. 2013, when Saturn's magnetosphere was highly compressed, exposing Titan to the full force of the solar wind.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
ID#: PIA19055
Added: 2015-01-28

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Titan Observed Naked in the Solar Wind

This diagram depicts conditions observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during a flyby in Dec. 2013, when Saturn's magnetosphere was highly compressed, exposing Titan to the full force of the solar wind.

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NASA's Cassini's radar instrument images show that a bright feature appeared in Kraken Mare, Titan's largest sea.
NASA's Cassini's radar instrument images show that a bright feature appeared in Kraken Mare, Titan's largest sea.

Bright Feature Appears in Titan's Kraken Mare

NASA's Cassini's radar instrument images show that a bright feature appeared in Kraken Mare, Titan's largest sea.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA19047
Added: 2014-11-10

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Bright Feature Appears in Titan's Kraken Mare

NASA's Cassini's radar instrument images show that a bright feature appeared in Kraken Mare, Titan's largest sea.

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NASA's Cassini radar data reveal the depth of a liquid methane/ethane sea on Saturn's moon Titan near the mouth of a large, flooded river valley.
NASA's Cassini radar data reveal the depth of a liquid methane/ethane sea on Saturn's moon Titan near the mouth of a large, flooded river valley.

Plumbing Coastal Depths in Titan's Kraken Mare

NASA's Cassini radar data reveal the depth of a liquid methane/ethane sea on Saturn's moon Titan near the mouth of a large, flooded river valley.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Radar Mapper
ID#: PIA19046
Added: 2014-11-10

Views: 4733

Plumbing Coastal Depths in Titan's Kraken Mare

NASA's Cassini radar data reveal the depth of a liquid methane/ethane sea on Saturn's moon Titan near the mouth of a large, flooded river valley.

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The view from NASA's Cassini orbiter shows Titan's crescent nearly encircling Saturn's disk due to the small haze particles high in its atmosphere refracting the incoming light of the distant Sun.
The view from NASA's Cassini orbiter shows Titan's crescent nearly encircling Saturn's disk due to the small haze particles high in its atmosphere refracting the incoming light of the distant Sun.

Mimicking the Moon

The view from NASA's Cassini orbiter shows Titan's crescent nearly encircling Saturn's disk due to the small haze particles high in its atmosphere refracting the incoming light of the distant Sun.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem - Wide Angle
ID#: PIA18291
Added: 2014-11-03

Views: 4052

Mimicking the Moon

The view from NASA's Cassini orbiter shows Titan's crescent nearly encircling Saturn's disk due to the small haze particles high in its atmosphere refracting the incoming light of the distant Sun.

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The view was obtained during NASA's Cassini orbiter's flyby on July 24, 2012, also called the 'T85' flyby by the Cassini team. This was the most intense specular reflection that Cassini had seen to date.
The view was obtained during NASA's Cassini orbiter's flyby on July 24, 2012, also called the 'T85' flyby by the Cassini team. This was the most intense specular reflection that Cassini had seen to date.

Sunglint on a Hydrocarbon Lake

The view was obtained during NASA's Cassini orbiter's flyby on July 24, 2012, also called the 'T85' flyby by the Cassini team. This was the most intense specular reflection that Cassini had seen to date.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA18433
Added: 2014-10-30

Views: 5481

Sunglint on a Hydrocarbon Lake

The view was obtained during NASA's Cassini orbiter's flyby on July 24, 2012, also called the 'T85' flyby by the Cassini team. This was the most intense specular reflection that Cassini had seen to date.

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This near-infrared, color view from NASA'S Cassini orbiter shows the sun glinting off of Titan's north polar seas.
This near-infrared, color view from NASA'S Cassini orbiter shows the sun glinting off of Titan's north polar seas.

Specular Spectacular

This near-infrared, color view from NASA'S Cassini orbiter shows the sun glinting off of Titan's north polar seas.

Target: Titan
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
ID#: PIA18432
Added: 2014-10-30

Views: 72786

Specular Spectacular

This near-infrared, color view from NASA'S Cassini orbiter shows the sun glinting off of Titan's north polar seas.

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