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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-31 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Within the windswept wastes of Titan's equatorial dune desert lies the 1,700-km (1,050-mi) wide bright region called Adiri, seen here at center. NASA's intrepid Huygens probe landed off the northeastern edge of Adiri in January 2005.
PIA08995:
Above Adiri
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini radar instrument obtained another in its series of north polar swaths of Titan on April 10, 2007. This image exposes more of the transition between the mid-latitudes and the polar area.
PIA09217:
Titan (T28) Viewed by Cassini's Radar-- April 10, 2007
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Titan's surface highlights northwestern Shangri-la -- a large, equatorial dark region revealed by radar observations to be covered in longitudinal dune fields.
PIA08971:
In Shangri-la
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Peering through Titan's thick haze, NASA's Cassini spacecraft glimpses boundaries between bright and dark terrain on the moon's trailing hemisphere. The bright terrain at bottom is in northwestern Adiri.
PIA08968:
Strange New World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-20 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Bright mid-latitude clouds near the bottom of this view hint at the ongoing cycling of methane on Titan in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on May 13, 2007.
PIA08966:
Weather Without Water
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Sunlight scatters through Titan's atmosphere, illuminating high hazes and bathing the entire moon in a soft glow in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on May 12, 2007.
PIA08964:
Titan's Cocoon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-08 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft view shows the interesting north-south asymmetry in Titan's atmosphere, which is thought to be a seasonal effect.
PIA08958:
Bright to Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft catches a glimpse of features that reveal important clues about processes occurring in Titan's atmosphere. The north polar stratosphere exhibits a banded appearance, as fast-moving clouds whirl around the giant moon.
PIA08953:
High Altitude Hints
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-23 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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On May 12, 2007, NASA's Cassini spacecraft completed its 31st flyby of Saturn's moon Titan, which the team calls T30.
PIA09211:
Coasts and Drowned Mountains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-22 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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Bright and dark terrains on Titan's trailing hemisphere are revealed by NASA's Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem in this mosaic of images taken during the T28 flyby in April 2007.
PIA08945:
Titan "T28" Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-18 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft acquired this view of Titan on April 13, 2007, following a flyby of the Mercury-sized moon. Titan's equatorial dark regions are visible, along with faint, dark lineaments in the otherwise bland-looking terrain of the north.
PIA08943:
Titan "T28" View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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High northern terrain on Titan is made visible by some image processing sleight of hand as seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on March 29, 2007.
PIA08930:
Seeing Farther North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Titan's fast-rotating atmosphere creates circumpolar bands in the north as seen in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on March 26, 2007.
PIA08928:
Northern Bands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image was obtained by NASA's Cassini radar instrument during a flyby on April 26, 2007. The radar antenna was pointing toward Titan at an altitude of 980 kilometers 609 miles) during the closest approach.
PIA04391:
Titan Radar Swath (T-29 Flyby - April 26, 2007)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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From high above Titan's northern hemisphere, NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes an oblique view toward the mid-latitude dark regions that gird the giant moon.
PIA08925:
Northern View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-30 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The rapidly rotating clouds above Titan's northernmost latitudes stretch into streaks that circumscribe the pole. The ultraviolet spectral filter used to take this image allows NASA's Cassini spacecraft to view the moon's stratosphere.
PIA08907:
Circumpolar Bands
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini peers through the murky orange haze of Titan to spy what are believed to be bodies of liquid hydrocarbons, two of them as large as seas on Earth, near the moon's north pole.
PIA08365:
Exploring the Wetlands of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This side-by-side image shows NASA's Cassini radar image of what is the largest body of liquid (on the left) ever found on Titan's north pole, compared to Lake Superior (on the right).
PIA09184:
Titan Sea and Lake Superior
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This frame from a movie taken by NASA's Cassini's radar instrument, shows bodies of liquid near Titan's north pole. These images show that many of the features commonly associated with lakes on Earth.
PIA09183:
Radar Shows Evidence of Seas Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, obtained by NASA's Cassini radar instrument during a near-polar flyby on Feb. 22, 2007, features dunes and lakes, one of which is larger than any lake on Earth and could be legitimately called a sea.
PIA09182:
Titan (T25) Viewed by Cassini's Radar - Feb. 22, 2007
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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This view of Titan taken on Feb. 25, 2007 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, reveals a giant lake-like feature in Titan's North Polar Region.
PIA08363:
Giant Lake on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-09 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Straining to make out the surface of Titan through its murky atmosphere, NASA's Cassini spacecraft's wide angle camera manages to exploit one of the infrared spectral windows where the particulate smog is transparent enough for a peek.
PIA08893:
Murky World
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-03-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This radar image, obtained by NASA's Cassini's radar instrument during a near-polar flyby on Feb. 22, 2007, shows dunes surrounding a bright feature on Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA09181:
Titan Features and Interactions
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This radar image, obtained by NASA's Cassini radar instrument during a near-polar flyby on Feb. 22, 2007, shows a big island smack in the middle of one of the larger lakes imaged on Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA09180:
Titan: Larger and Larger Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-20 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This radar image, obtained by NASA's Cassini's radar instrument during a near-polar flyby on Sept. 23, 2006, is the second scene that shows clear shorelines reminiscent of terrestrial lakes.
PIA09179:
Titan (T18) Viewed by Cassini's Radar - Sept. 23, 2006
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-19 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Wide Angle
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Looking toward high northern latitudes on Titan, NASA's Cassini spacecraft spies a banded pattern encircling the pole.
PIA08879:
The Banded North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This frame from an animation shows a mosaic of imagery from NASA's Cassini's radar instrument obtained during three flybys of Titan's north pole: T16 (July 22, 2006), T18 (Sept. 23, 2006) and T19 (Oct. 9, 2006)
PIA09177:
Titan Lakes Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This radar image NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Titan shows Ganesa Macula, interpreted as a cryovolcano (ice volcano), and its surroundings. Cryovolcanism is thought to have been an important process on Titan and may still be happening today.
PIA09176:
Ganesa Macula
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-16 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This radar image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Titan shows a semi-circular feature that may be part of an impact crater. Very few impact craters have been seen on Titan so far, implying that the surface is young.
PIA09175:
A New Crater on Titan?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-07 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image of Titan's surface shows the entire scene obtained by NASA's Cassini radar instrument on Sept. 7, 2006. It includes clear examples of the longitudinal dunes, as well as one of only three positively-identified impact craters (on the far left).
PIA09172:
Titan (T17) Viewed by Cassini's Radar - Sept. 7, 2006
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-02 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Titan bears a distinct east-west banded pattern in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft image taken on Dec. 25, 2006. The moon's halo -- its detached, high-altitude global haze layer is visible.
PIA08868:
Bands of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-01 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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NASA's Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer has imaged a huge cloud system covering the north pole of Titan.
PIA09171:
Titan's Giant North Pole Cloud
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-24 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This radar image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Titan's well-known dunes is distinctive because it may show an age relationship between different classes of features on the surface of this frigid world.
PIA09115:
Titan Dunes over Possible Craters (T23)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-13 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image was obtained by NASA's Cassini radar instrument during a flyby on Jan. 13, 2007. Northern mid-latitudes to equator (Ganesa Macula, Aaru, western Senkyo, Tsegihi).
PIA00928:
Titan Radar Swath (T-23 Flyby - Jan. 13, 2007)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-11 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This radar image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the entire scene in which hydrocarbon lakes were first discovered on Titan, near its north pole.
PIA09112:
Titan (T16) Viewed by Cassini's Radar - July 22, 2006
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-11 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This pair of images, taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft radar mapper on two different Titan passes on Dec. 11, 2006 (T21 left), and Oct. 29, 2005 (T8 right), represent two different views of a field of dunes.
PIA09111:
Two Sides of Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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The existence of oceans or lakes of liquid methane on Saturn's moon Titan was predicted more than 20 years ago. But with a dense haze preventing a closer look it has not been possible to confirm their presence until NASA's Cassini flyby of July 22, 2006.
PIA09102:
Liquid Lakes on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This mosaic provides the best view yet obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, showing terrain on the moon's sub-Saturn hemisphere -- the side of the moon that always faces toward Saturn.
PIA08352:
Improving the View of Titan
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Cassini peers around the hazy limb of Titan to spy the sunlit south pole of Saturn in the distance beyond in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 26, 2005.
PIA08351:
Peeking at Saturn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-29 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This global digital map of Titan was created using data taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS).
PIA08346:
Map of Titan - December 2006
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image was obtained by NASA's Cassini radar instrument during a flyby on Dec. 12, 2006. North Polar Pass (Northern Lakes Region, Aaru).
PIA04308:
Titan Radar Swath (T-21 Flyby - Dec. 12, 2006)
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Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image composite from NASA's Cassini spacecraft contains a radar image taken during a February 2005 (T3) flyby. A faint fan of material seems to originate at the crater.
PIA09036:
Infrared and Radar Views of Titan #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This set of composite images was constructed from the best NASA Cassini radar data and visual and infrared mapping spectrometer data obtained from all the Titan flybys up to the most recent flyby on Oct 25 (T20).
PIA09035:
Infrared and Radar Views of Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is a composite of several images taken during two separate Titan flybys on Oct. 9 (T19) and Oct. 25 (T20). The large circular feature near the center of Titan's disk may be the remnant of a very old impact basin.
PIA09034:
Exposing Titan's Surface
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image set from NASA's Cassini spacecraft was taken at a distance of 15,000 kilometers (9,300 miles) from Titan and shows two views of an area riddled by mountain ranges that were probably produced by tectonic forces.
PIA09033:
Large Tectonic Complex
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This composite image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a massive mountain range running just south of Titan's equator. Near the center of the image, the mountain range runs from southeast to northwest.
PIA09032:
Titan's Sierras
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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In this image taken by NASA's Cassini radar system, a previously unseen style of lakes is revealed. The lakes here assume complex shapes and are among the darkest seen so far on Titan.
PIA01943:
Lakes and More Lakes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-12 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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The large dark patch seen on this image at high latitudes surrounding Titan's north pole, is from NASA's Cassini spacecraft's radar system, and most likely a hydrocarbon lake.
PIA01942:
Titan's Great Lakes?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-09 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image was obtained by NASA's Cassini radar instrument during a flyby on Oct. 9, 2006. North Polar Pass (Northern Lakes Region, Aaru).
PIA03187:
Titan Radar Swath (T-19 Flyby - Oct. 9, 2006)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of Titan shows clear shorelines that are reminiscent of terrestrial lakes. With Titan's colder
temperatures and hydrocarbon-rich atmosphere the lakes likely contain a combination of methane and ethane, not water.
PIA08741:
Shorefront Property, Anyone?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-26 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini radar image shows two lakes 'kissing' each other on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan. The image from a flyby on Sept. 23, 2006, covers an area about 60 kilometers (37 miles) wide by 40 kilometers (25 miles) high.
PIA08740:
Titan's "Kissing Lakes"
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Titan's murky atmosphere shines as a halo of scattered light in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 10, 2006.
PIA08268:
Titan's Halo
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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The visual and infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Cassini spacecraft recorded these infrared images of Titan's northern hemisphere.
PIA08739:
Ethane Clouds Over Titan
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This image depicts Saturn's moon Titan as seen by NASA's Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer after closest approach on a July 22, 2006, flyby.
PIA08736:
Clouds over Titan
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
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This composite image, composed of two images taken with NASA's Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer, shows a crescent view of Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA08733:
Titan's Crescent View
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Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini radar instrument was acquired by the Cassini radar instrument in synthetic aperture mode during a Sept. 7, 2006, flyby of Titan.
PIA08738:
Swimming in Dunes
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Radar Mapper
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This image from NASA's Cassini radar instrument shows an impact crater with a diameter of 30 kilometers (19 miles) on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.
PIA08737:
Crater Studies on Titan
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ISS - Wide Angle
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This remarkably clear view from that flyby shows the moon's characteristically dark mid-latitudes, and more southern terrain than NASA's Cassini spacecraft has usually been able to glimpse.
PIA08246:
Outbound View
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's rings cut across an eerie scene that is ruled by Titan's luminous crescent and globe-encircling haze, broken by the small moon Enceladus, whose icy jets are dimly visible at its south pole this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08235:
Candle in the Dark
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ISS - Wide Angle
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Prominent dark areas found in the Titan's equatorial region appear to contain vast and continuous dune fields, discovered by NASA's Cassini Radar experiment and likely composed of particles that drop from Titan's unique, smoggy atmosphere.
PIA08231:
Saturn's View of Titan
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Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft, using its radar system, has discovered very strong evidence for hydrocarbon lakes on Titan. Dark patches, which resemble terrestrial lakes, seem to be sprinkled all over the high latitudes surrounding Titan's north pole.
PIA08630:
Lakes on Titan
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Radar Mapper
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Cassini's powerful radar eyes have uncovered a geologic goldmine in a region called Xanadu on Saturn's moon Titan. Panning west to east, the geologic features include river channels, mountains and hills, a crater and possible lakes.
PIA08605:
Titan's Geological Goldmine - Radar Movie Animation Icon
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Radar Mapper
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A network of river channels is located atop Xanadu, the continent-sized region on Saturn's moon Titan. This radar image was captured by NASA's Cassini Radar Mapper on April 30, 2006.
PIA08604:
Xanadu's Meandering Rivers
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Radar Mapper
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This image of Titan was acquired on April 30, 2006, NASA's Cassini's radar instrument in synthetic-aperture mode over the continent-sized region called Xanadu.
PIA08552:
Titan (T13) Viewed by Cassini's Radar - April 30, 2006
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's two largest moons meet in the sky in a rare embrace. Smog-enshrouded Titan glows to the left of airless Rhea. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on June 11, 2006.
PIA08221:
Titan's Kiss
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Titan shines beyond the rings like a brilliant ring of fire, its light gleaming here and there through the gaps in Saturn's magnificent plane of ice. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera.
PIA08219:
Rings Occulting Titan
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The real jewels of Saturn are arguably its stunning collection of icy moons. Seen here with the unlit side of the rings are Titan, Tethys and Enceladus with its fountain-like geysers. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08216:
The Moons are the Stars
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Sunlight streams through the high-altitude haze layer that extends completely around the giant moon, Titan, in this view of the moon taken by the NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08214:
Amazing Hazes
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Dazzling Titan glows with a 360-degree sunset as light scatters through its very extended atmosphere. The rings show their unlit side to NASA's Cassini, as the spacecraft viewed them from slightly above the ringplane.
PIA08211:
Ring of Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-06-22 Epimetheus Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Three of Saturn's moons swim past in this frame from a movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. These sequences, called mutual events, are useful for refining scientists' understanding the orbits of the moons.
PIA07802:
Staying with Epimetheus Animation Icon
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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The brightest body in the solar system, Enceladus, is contrasted here against Titan's smoggy, golden murk as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Feb. 5, 2006.
PIA07787:
A Tale of Two Moons
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ISS - Wide Angle
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During a recent flyby of Titan, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looked beyond the utterly overcast moon and spied clear, distant Rhea in the blackness.
PIA08204:
From Cloudy to Clear
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This view was taken from above the ringplane and looks toward the unlit side of the rings. Here, the probe gazes upon Titan in the distance beyond Saturn and its dark and graceful rings as seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08196:
A Sight to Behold
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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Saturn's largest moon, Titan, peaks out from under the planet's rings of ice in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken on April 28, 2006.
PIA08188:
Titan on the Side
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Radar Mapper
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This image was taken with NASA's Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar instrument on Oct. 28, 2005. This was the fourth flyby of Titan during which radar images were obtained. The most ubiquitous features in this swath are
PIA08454:
Dunes and more Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-12 S Rings Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft delivers this stunning vista showing small, battered Epimetheus and smog-enshrouded Titan, with Saturn's A and F rings stretching across the scene.
PIA07786:
Stunning Vistas
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Radar Mapper
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This complex area of hilly terrain and erosional channels is located atop Xanadu, the continent-sized region on Saturn's moon Titan. This image was captured by NASA's Cassini Titan Radar Mapper on April 30, 2006.
PIA08449:
Complex Terrain
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Radar Mapper
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft's Titan Radar Mapper instrument imaged this area atop Xanadu, the bright area of Titan, on April 30, 2006.
PIA08448:
Titan's Land-o-Lakes
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Radar Mapper
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This map of Saturn's moon Titan shows the location mapped with NASA's Cassini radar mapper using its synthetic aperture radar imaging mode on April 30, 2006.
PIA08430:
Radar Flyby of Titan - April 30, 2006
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Radar Mapper
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This image from the Synthetic Aperture Radar instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the radar-bright region Xanadu and two circular features interpreted to be degraded impact craters.
PIA08429:
Impact Craters on Xanadu
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Radar Mapper
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This image from the Synthetic Aperture Radar instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the radar-bright western margin of Xanadu, one of the most prominent features on Titan.
PIA08428:
Xanadu: Rivers Flowed onto a Sunless Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-04 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This frame from a movie, built with data collected during the ESA's Huygens probe on Jan. 14, 2005, shows the operation of the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer camera during its descent and after touchdown. The camera was funded by NASA.
PIA08117:
Titan Descent Data Movie with Bells and Whistles Animation Icon
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Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This image is from data collected during the 147-minute plunge through Titan's thick orange-brown atmosphere to a soft sandy riverbed by the European Space Agency's Huygens Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer on Jan. 14, 2005.
PIA08118:
A View from Huygens - Jan. 14, 2005 Animation Icon
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Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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When printed on letter sized paper this poster shows the size of the 'rocks' on Titan's surface in their true size. This Huygens image was taken on Jan. 14, 2005. The Huygens probe was delivered to Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08116:
Titan's Pebbles
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Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This poster shows a composite view from the descent imager/spectral radiometer taken while the European Space Agency's Huygens probe was setting on Titan's surface, juxtaposed with a similarly scaled picture taken on the Moon's surface.
PIA08115:
Titan's Surface
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Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This poster is a stereographic (fish-eye) projection taken with the descent imager/spectral radiometer onboard the European Space Agency's Huygens probe, when the probe was about 5 kilometers (3 miles) above Titan's surface.
PIA08114:
Fish-eye View of Titan's Surface
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Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This poster shows a flattened (Mercator) projection of the Huygens probe's view from 10 kilometers altitude (6 miles). The Huygens probe was delivered to Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08113:
Mercator Projection of Huygens's View
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Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This poster shows a stereographic (fish-eye) view of Titan's surface from six different altitudes. The images taken by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent imager/spectral radiometer show the haze layer at 20 to 21 kilometers.
PIA08112:
Stereographic View of Titan's Surface
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Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This poster shows a flattened (Mercator) projection of the view from the descent imager/spectral radiometer on the European Space Agency's Huygens probe at four different altitudes.
PIA08427:
Mercator Projection of Huygens's View at Different Altitudes
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Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer
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This poster shows a set of images acquired by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descent imager/spectral radiometer, in the four cardinal directions (north, south, east, west), at five different altitudes above Titan's surface.
PIA08119:
Views of Titan from Different Altitudes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image of Saturn's moon Titan from the Synthetic Aperture Radar instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Shikoku Facula, a region that is bright in both radar and visible wavelengths.
PIA08426:
Radar Images Shikoku - "Great Britain"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This image of Saturn's moon Titan from the Synthetic Aperture Radar instrument on NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the southwestern area of a feature called Xanadu (bottom right of the image).
PIA08425:
Radar Images the Margin of Xanadu
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Imaging Science Subsystem
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This frame from a movie shows how data from two different instruments on NASA's Cassini spacecraft can be combined to give an integrated view of Titan's surface.
PIA07785:
Comparing Notes on Titan -- Radar & Imaging Science Subsystem Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-28 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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The complex and dynamic atmosphere of Titan displays multiple haze layers near the north pole in this view from NASA's Cassini, which also provides an excellent look at the detached stratospheric haze layer that surrounds the moon at lower latitudes.
PIA08167:
Shifting Northern Hazes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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This map of Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini radar mapper using its synthetic aperture radar imaging mode. Shown are a variety of geologic features, including impact craters, wind-blown deposits, channels and cryovolcanic features.
PIA08100:
Titan (T13) Viewed by Cassini's Radar - Flat Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-27 Titan Cassini-Huygens
Radar Mapper
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Seen here are areas mapped on Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini radar mapper using its synthetic aperture radar imaging mode. Shown are a variety of geologic features, including impact craters, wind-blown deposits, channels and cryovolcanic features.
PIA08099:
Titan (T13) Viewed by Cassini's Radar
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ISS - Narrow Angle
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This poetic scene shows the giant, smog-enshrouded moonTitan behind Saturn's nearly edge-on rings. Much smaller Epimetheus is just visible to the left of Titan in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
PIA08157:
Crescent Moon with Rings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-20 Titan Cassini-Huygens
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This composite of 24 images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows multiple layers in Titan's stratospheric haze. The most prominent layer is located about 500 kilometers (300 miles) above the surface and is seen at all latitudes, encircling the moon.
PIA08137:
Haze Layers on Titan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-06 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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This specially processed composite view reveals a tremendous amount of structure in the northern polar atmosphere of Titan. Images were taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 18, 2006.
PIA08127:
The Air Up There
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-03-03 Titan Cassini-Huygens
ISS - Narrow Angle
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Titan's smoggy atmosphere glows brilliantly in scattered sunlight, creating a thin, gleaming crescent beyond Saturn's rings. This image was taken in visible light with NASA's Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on Jan. 18, 2006.
PIA08126:
Titan Shines Through
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