Surface of Titan

Scientists for the first time have made images of the surface of Saturn's giant, haze-shrouded moon, Titan. They mapped light and dark features over the surface of the satellite during nearly a complete 16-day rotation. One prominent bright area they discovered is a surface feature 2, 500 miles across (about 4025 kilometres), about the size of the continent of Australia.

Credit:

UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9455a
Type:Collage
Release date:8 November 1994, 06:00
Size:656 x 656 px

About the Object

Name:Titan
Type:• Solar System : Planet : Satellite
• Solar System : Planet : Satellite : Feature : Surface : Mountain
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
900 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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