Thursday, May 16, 2013

Titan before Flyby

On May 14, 2013 Cassini captured a series of images of Titan at a distance as it prepares for its flyby on May 23, 2013. This is a False color composite using Cassini's CB3, MT3 (methane), and UV3 (ultra-violet)  filters. You can clearly see the methane atmosphere, and the collection of the green hue at Titan's northern pole. Using the CB3 filter, it allows us a glimpse through Titan's thick atmosphere, and see aspects of the surface.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/composite by Errol Coder
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