PIA01532: Titan's Cloud Systems


Titan’s Cloud Systems

Caption:

This Voyager 2 photograph of Titan, taken Aug. 23, 1981 from a range of 2.3 million kilometers (1.4 million miles), shows some detail in the cloud systems on this Saturnian moon. The southern hemisphere appears lighter in contrast, a well-defined band is seen near the equator, and a dark collar is evident at the north pole. All these bands are associated with cloud circulation in Titan's atmosphere. The extended haze, composed of submicron-size particles, is seen clearly around the satellite's limb. This image was composed from blue, green and violet frames.

Background Info:

JPL manages the Voyager project for NASA's Office of Space Science.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Titan Saturn
System Saturn
Target Type Satellite Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 2
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument
Detector
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Color, Haze
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1999-05-08
Date in Caption 1981-08-23
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01532
Identifier PIA01532