PIA15607: Inside Titan (Author's Concept)
Target Name: Titan
Is a satellite of: Saturn
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Product Size: 3780 x 4830 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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This artist's concept shows a possible scenario for the internal structure of Titan, as suggested by data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Scientists have been trying to determine what is under Titan's organic-rich atmosphere and icy crust. Data from the radio science experiment make the strongest case yet for a global subsurface ocean, sitting above a subsurface layer of high-pressure ice and a water-infused silicate core.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Image Addition Date:
2012-06-28