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Cassini's view of Titan in false colour
- Title Cassini's view of Titan in false colour
- Released 27/04/2005 9:40 am
- Copyright NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
This false-colour composite was created with images taken during the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini spacecraft's closest fly-by of Titan on 16 April 2005.
It was created by combining two infrared images (taken at 938 and 889 nanometres) with a visible light image (taken at 420 nanometres).
Green represents areas where Cassini is able to see down to the surface. Red represents areas high in Titan's stratosphere where atmospheric methane is absorbing sunlight. Blue along the moon's outer edge represents visible violet wavelengths at which the upper atmosphere and detached hazes are better seen.