CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Close Up on Titan's Mid-Latitude Clouds

Close Up on Titan's Mid-Latitude Clouds
PIA 06157

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  Images taken during Cassini's second very close approach to Titan in December, 2004 have captured detailed views of the moon's intermittent clouds.

The clouds seen here are at ~ 38 deg S. latitude on Titan. The clouds across the middle of the frame extends ~ 250 km. The image scale is ~ .6 kilometers (.4 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.

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

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: December 16, 2004 (PIA 06157)
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