Clouds on Titan

IDL TIFF fileUsing a filter sensitive to near infrared light (938 nm), the Cassini spacecraft peered through the haze in Titan’s equatorial region down to its surface. It also caught a vortex of clouds hovering over the moon’s south pole (just to the right of the terminator on the moon’s dark side). The lit terrain seen here is on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Titan. North on Titan and rotated 11 degrees to the left of up in this picture.

Image Credit: NASA

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