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Titan's Surface

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Titan's Surface

Titan's Surface
December 17, 2004

Until 1994, the optically opaque atmosphere of Titan completely hid the satellite's surface from view. In 1994, the Wide Field-Planetary Camera on the Hubble Space Telescope provided the first glimpse below Titan┬┐s cloud layer. A large white area approximately the size of Australia is seen in this image. Because this region rotates at the same rate as does Titan, it is believed to be a surface feature.

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