The murky orange disk of Saturn's moon Titan glides past -- a silent, floating sphere transiting Saturn. Titan's photochemical smog completely obscures the surface in such natural color views. Its high-altitude hazes are visible against the disk of Saturn as they attenuate the light reflected by the planet.

The murky orange disk of Saturn's moon Titan glides past -- a silent, floating sphere transiting Saturn. Titan's photochemical smog completely obscures the surface in such natural color views. Its high-altitude hazes are visible against the disk of Saturn as they attenuate the light reflected by the planet.

Cassini Flies by Titan's South Pole

The Cassini spacecraft performed a southern hemisphere pass of Titan's surface on Dec. 5. The infrared camera took high-resolution images of a dark region called Ontario Lacus, which may be a large lake, first spotted by the imaging cameras in 2005. The Huygens probe landing site was also imaged.

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