CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

A Look at Belet
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Cassini looks toward Saturn's largest moon and maps the dark Belet region on Titan.

Lit terrain seen here is in the area between the trailing hemisphere and Saturn-facing side of Titan (5150 kilometers, 3200 miles across). North on Titan is up.

The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on April 24, 2010 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of ultraviolet light centered at 938 nanometers. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 1.9 million kilometers (1.2 million miles) from Titan and at a Sun-Titan-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 82 degrees. Image scale is 11 kilometers (7 miles) per pixel.

The Cassini Equinox Mission is a joint United States and European endeavor. 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 was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. 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.

For more information about the Cassini Equinox Mission visit, and

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: July 7, 2010 (Happy 70th Birthday, Ringo) (PIA 12671)
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  A Look at Belet
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