CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
West of the Probe

Cassini peers through Titan's atmosphere at the region called Adiri, west of the landing site of the Huygens probe on the anti-Saturn side of the moon.

See PIA06200 and PIA08115 to learn more. This view is centered on terrain at 22 degrees south latitude, 209 degrees west longitude. North on Titan (5150 kilometers, 3200 miles across) is up and rotated 36 degrees to the right.

The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Dec. 12, 2009 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 938 nanometers. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 130,000 kilometers (81,000 miles) from Titan. Image scale is 766 meters (2,512 feet) 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.

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Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: April 28, 2010 (PIA 12621)
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  West of the Probe
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