Sunday, August 24, 2014

Close Encounter with Saturn's Moon Titan

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute/ composite by Errol Coder
On August 21st, 2014, Cassini captured this image as it passed by at approximately 132,693 miles (213,549 kilometers) away from Saturn's largest moon Titan, and the image was taken using it's blue, green, and red filter. The blue glow seen on the northern and southern poles of Titan are infact the visible aspects of its outer atmosphere.