Titan Clouds

Photojournal: PIA01532

December 17, 2004

This Voyager 2 photograph of Titan, taken August 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.



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