PIA01533: Titan Haze

Titan Haze


Layers of haze covering Saturn's satellite Titan are seen in this image taken by Voyager 1 on Nov. 12, 1980 at a range of 22,000 kilometers (13,700 miles). The colors are false and are used to show details of the haze that covers Titan. The upper level of the thick aerosol above the satellite's limb appears orange. The divisions in the haze occur at altitudes of 200, 375 and 500 kilometers (124, 233 and 310 miles) above the limb of the moon.

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 1
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Color, Haze
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1999-05-08
Date in Caption 1980-11-12
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01533
Identifier PIA01533