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DISR view of Titan’s surface from 8 kilometres altitude
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- Title DISR view of Titan’s surface from 8 kilometres altitude
- Released 30/11/2005 10:30 am
- Copyright ESA/NASA/Univ. of Arizona
Images recorded by the Huygens DISR between 17 and 8 km were assembled to produce this panoramic mosaic. The probe groundtrack is indicated as points; north is up. Narrow dark linear markings, interpreted as channels, cut through the brighter terrain. The complex channel network implies precipitation (likely as methane ‘rain’) and possibly springs. The circle indicates the outline of the low-altitude panorama view from 1.2 km below (3rd image in article).