PIA01532: Titan's Cloud Systems
Target Name: Titan
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Product Size: 1296 x 960 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P24067
Addition Date: 1999-05-08
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This Voyager 2 photograph of Titan, taken Aug. 23, 1981 from a range of 2.3 million kilometers (1.4 million miles), shows some detail in the cloud systems on this Saturnian moon. The southern hemisphere appears lighter in contrast, a well-defined band is seen near the equator, and a dark collar is evident at the north pole. All these bands are associated with cloud circulation in Titan's atmosphere. The extended haze, composed of submicron-size particles, is seen clearly around the satellite's limb. This image was composed from blue, green and violet frames.

JPL manages the Voyager project for NASA's Office of Space Science.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1999-05-08