Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Second Set of Titan Images Online

The second set of Titan images from yesterday's non-targeted encounter of Titan are now online. These images highlight the south polar region of Titan, very similar to the encounter shortly after SOI. The image above shows the best image from this pass of the south polar region. Among the highlights include a scattered cloud field throughout the upper left part of the image and curious dark albedo patterns near the south pole. The south pole was covered by clouds during the T0 pass. These dark markings, particularly the peanut-shaped feature to the lower right of the dark patches, may indicate the presence of liquids on the surface. Maybe...

Other images from this set include:


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