Titan, 2005.

Titan, 2005.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm


This view of Titan, the largest of Saturn's 56 known moons, was taken on 26 December 2005 and reveals structure in the moon's complex atmosphere. The view has been greatly contrast-enhanced and shows intriguing structure in the north of Titan (5,150 kilometres across). The colour view was created by combining images taken using red, green and blue spectral filters. The images were taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera, at a distance of approximately 193,000 kilometres from Titan and at a Sun-Titan-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 29 degrees. The image scale is 11 kilometres per pixel. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.

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