CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Adiri in View

Cassini looks toward Titan and the large, equatorial bright region at center called Adiri. The Huygens probe landing site is in view here, east of Adiri.

North on Titan (5,150 kilometers, 3,200 miles across) is up and rotated 21 degrees to the left.

The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Nov. 19, 2007 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of infrared light centered at 939 nanometers. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 115,000 kilometers (71,000 miles) from Titan. Image scale is 7 kilometers (4 miles) per pixel. Due to scattering of light by Titan's hazy atmosphere, the sizes of surface features that can be resolved are a few times larger than the actual pixel scale.

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.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, visit and the Cassini imaging team home page,

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: December 31, 2007 (PIA 09804)
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  Adiri in View
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