PIA06153: Second Titan Targeted Flyby #3
 Target Name:  Titan
 Is a satellite of:  Saturn
 Mission:  Cassini-Huygens
 Spacecraft:  Cassini Orbiter
 Instrument:  ISS - Wide Angle
 Product Size:  876 x 824 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  CICLOPS/Space Science Institute
 Primary Data Set:  Cassini
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06153.tif (271 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06153.jpg (25.53 kB)

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This image was taken during Cassini's very close approach to Titan on Dec. 13, 2004.

Bright streaks of cloud in Titan's southern hemisphere are visible. Linear clouds such as these have appeared intermittently in this region of Titan.

The image was obtained with the Cassini spacecraft wide angle camera at a distance of approximately 178,600 kilometers (111,000 miles) from Titan, through a filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centered at 918 nanometers. The Sun-Titan-spacecraft, or phase, angle is 15 degrees. The image scale is about 10.5 kilometers (6.5 miles) per pixel.

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 Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras, were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team is based at the Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colo.

For more information, about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit, http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and the Cassini imaging team home page, http://ciclops.org.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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