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Titan behind Saturn's Rings

31 May 2006

 Saturn's largest moon Titan behind Saturn's Rings
zum Bild Saturn's largest moon Titan behind Saturn's Rings

This image shows Saturn's largest moon Titan, which has a diameter of 5150 kilometres, as it peeks out from under the planet's icy rings. The dark Encke gap (325 kilometres wide) is visible here, as is the narrow F ring.

The images were taken using red, green and blue filters and combined to create this natural colour view. The images were taken by the Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera on 28 April 2006 at a distance of approximately 1.8 million kilometres from Titan. Image scale is 11 kilometres per pixel on Titan.

Created: 31/05/2006 11:40:00
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