Close Up on Titan's Mid-Latitude Clouds

Photojournal: PIA06157

December 17, 2004

Close Up on Titan's Mid-Latitude Clouds

December 16, 2004

Full-Res: PIA06157

Images taken during Cassini's second close approach to Titan in December 2004 have captured detailed views of the moon's intermittent clouds.

The clouds seen here are at about 38 degrees south latitude on Titan. The clouds across the middle of the frame extend about 250 kilometers (155 miles). The image scale is about .6 kilometers (.4 miles) per pixel.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team is based at the Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, visit and the Cassini imaging team home page, .

Image Credit:

NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute