This image was taken during Cassini's close approach to Titan on March 31, 2005.
The image was taken with the wide angle camera through a filter sensitive to wavelengths of polarized infrared light and from a distance of 126,611 kilometers (78,689 miles) from Titan. Resolution in the image is 8 kilometers (5 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 Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.