This image was obtained by NASA's Cassini radar instrument during a flyby on Oct. 9, 2006. North Polar Pass (Northern Lakes Region, Aaru).
The radar antenna was pointing toward Titan at an altitude of 980 kilometers 609 miles) during the closest approach.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The radar instrument was built by JPL and the Italian Space Agency, working with team members from the United States and several European countries.