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Titan's many layers
- Title Titan's many layers
- Released 17/12/2004 12:58 pm
- Copyright NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
This is an ultraviolet image of Titan's night-side limb, colourised to look like true colour. The many fine haze layers extend several hundred kilometres above the surface. Although this is a night-side view, with only a thin crescent receiving direct sunlight, the haze layers are bright from light scattered through the atmosphere.
The image was taken with the Cassini-Huygens narrow-angle camera. About 12 distinct haze layers can be seen in this image, with a scale of 0.7 kilometres per pixel. The limb shown here is at about 10 degrees south latitude, in the equatorial region.