The Surface of Titan

Titian in IRThis composite image was stitched together using infrared views of Saturn’s moon Titan taken by the Cassini spacecraft. They were acquired during the a flyby on last month. The spacecraft’s visual and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS) instrument took the pictures. In this false color image blue represents wavelengths centered at 1.3 µm, green represents 2.0 µm, and red represents 5.0 µm. Visible light centered around 0.5µm reveals nothing below Titan’s hazy atmosphere. The near-infrared wavelengths in this image allow Cassini’s vision to penetrate the haze.

Image Credit: NASA

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