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Titan Up Front
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Titan Up Front
Date: 21 May 2013

The colorful globe of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, passes in front of the planet and its rings in this true color snapshot from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

The north polar hood can be seen on Titan (5,150 km across or 3,200 miles) and appears as a detached layer at the top of the moon here. See PIA08137 and PIA09739 to learn more about Titan's atmosphere and the north polar hood.

This view looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ring plane.

Images taken using red, green and blue spectral filters were combined to create this natural color view. The images were obtained with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on 21 May 2011, at a distance of approximately 2.3 million km (1.4 million miles) from Titan. Image scale is 14 km (9 miles) per pixel on Titan.

Last Update: 2 Apr 2013 (AMB)

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech



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