Radar image of Titan

August 22, 2011

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This image was obtained by Cassini's radar instrument during a flyby on April 30, 2006. The radar antenna was pointing toward Titan at an altitude of 1,855 kilometers 1,153 miles) during the closest approach.

The image has been processed with a resolution of 128 pixels/deg. The image is available within the NASA Planetary Data System.

For more information about the flyby, please see the T-13 Flyby page.

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. The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The radar instrument was built by JPL and the Italian Space Agency, working with team members from the United States and several European countries.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech