Hazy Titan

Cassini images taken using red, green and blue filters were combined to create this natural color view. Image scale is 11 km per pixel. Click image to embiggen. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

The thick atmosphere of Titan makes Saturn’s largest moon look fuzzy and orange. In this “natural” color image of Titan, its north polar hood is visible at the top of the image, along with a blue haze above the south pole (bottom). also can be detected above the south pole at the bottom of this view. The most recent images of Titan suggest that the north polar vortex is in the process of “flipping” from north to south.

Designed, developed and assembled at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, The Cassini-Huygens mission is a joint effort between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the mission on behalf of NASA.

If you’d like to learn more about Titan’s atmosphere, visit: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=4445 , http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=2041 , or http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=4334

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov or http://www.nasa.gov/cassini.

The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org.

Source:Cassini Solstice Mission Images

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