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Saturn through Titan's haze | by Val Klavans
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Saturn through Titan's haze

On March 31, 2005, just minutes after the Cassini spacecraft's closest approach to Titan during the Titan (T-4) Flyby, Cassini viewed Saturn peeking through Titan's thick atmosphere.

 

Saturn's rings are seen here casting dark, dramatic shadows across the planet's northern disk (upper left).

 

This composite is made of images that were taken by the Cassini spacecraft's camera system, the Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) on March 31, 2005 and received on Earth April 1, 2005. Cassini was approximately 1,200,000 km away from Saturn and 7,000 km away from Titan. The images were taken using red, green, and blue filters.

 

Credit: NASA / JPL / SSI / Ian Regan / Val Klavans

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