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Titan's Cloud Systems

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Titan's Cloud Systems
May 8, 1999
Full-Res: PIA01532

This Voyager 2 photograph of Titan, taken Aug. 23, 1981, from a range of 2.3 million kilometers (1.4 million miles), shows some detail in the cloud systems on this Saturnian moon. The southern hemisphere appears lighter in contrast, a well-defined band is seen near the equator, and a dark collar is evident at the north pole. All these bands are associated with cloud circulation in Titan's atmosphere. The extended haze, composed of submicron-size particles, is seen clearly around the satellite's limb. This image was composed from blue, green and violet frames.

JPL manages the Voyager project for NASA's Office of Space Science.

Credit: NASA/JPL

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