PIA02238: Titan's Thick Haze Layer
 Target Name:  Titan
 Is a satellite of:  Saturn
 Mission:  Voyager
 Spacecraft:  Voyager 1
 Instrument:  VG ISS - Narrow Angle
 Product Size:  485 x 580 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P23108
 Addition Date:  2000-03-16
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02238.tif (408.2 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02238.jpg (14.33 kB)

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Titan's thick haze layer is shown in this enhanced Voyager 1 image taken Nov. 12, 1980 at a distance of 435,000 kilometers (270,000 miles). Voyager images of Saturn's largest moon show Titan completely enveloped by haze that merges with a darker "hood" or cloud layer over the north pole. Such a mantle is not present at the south pole. At Voyager's closest approach to Titan on Nov. 11, 1980, spacecraft instruments found that the moon has a substantial atmosphere, far denser than that of Mars and possibly denser than Earth's. The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

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