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Titan as seen from Cassini-Huygens on 5 May 2004
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- Title Titan as seen from Cassini-Huygens on 5 May 2004
- Released 21/05/2004 1:18 pm
- Copyright NASA/ESA/ASI
The spacecraft was 29.3 million kilometres from Titan on 5 May 2004, when the image on the left was taken by the narrow angle camera, though filters specifically designed to penetrate the moon's thick atmosphere.
The resolution is 176 kilometres per pixel, an improvement of 30 percent over the images released previously. The mottled pattern is a result of the processing. The larger-scale brightness variations are real.
The superimposed grid in the accompanying image on the right illustrates the geographical regions of the moon that are illuminated and visible, as well as the orientation of Titan. North is up and rotated 25 degrees to the left.