Wednesday, February 23, 2005

New Titan Image: Zoomed in on Xanadu

Zoomed in Xanadu

CICLOPS has released a newly processed frame showing a portion of western Xanadu. The pixel scale is 680 meters, but atmospheric scattering reduces the resolution to 5 times that value. A variety of albedo marking are seen in this image. What they are is still open to interpretation. The E-W short linear feature, for example, could be a volcanic fissure or tectonic. The lower portion of the image is part of a bright region in southwestern Xanadu that is the brightest area on Titan.

Higher resolution views of this area were released in December from Ta and Tb.


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