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Centered on Senkyo

Centered on Senkyo
PIA 11522

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  Cassini examines the dark region of Senkyo on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

Senkyo is in the center of the image, and it lies just south of the moon's equator. For an earlier view of this region, see PIA08231.

Lit terrain seen here is on the Saturn-facing side of Titan (5150 kilometers, 3200 miles across). North on Titan is up and rotated 6 degrees to the left. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on March 21, 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 994,000 kilometers (618,000 miles) from Titan and at a Sun-Titan-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 63 degrees. Image scale is 6 kilometers (4 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.

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Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: June 25, 2009 (PIA 11522)
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