PIA04393: Titan Radar Swath (T-49 Flyby - Dec. 21, 2008)

Titan Radar Swath (T-49 Flyby - Dec. 21, 2008)


These images were obtained by NASA's Cassini radar instrument during a flyby on Dec. 21, 2008. High-Southern Latitudes in the Leading Hemisphere (Arrakis Planitia). The radar antenna was pointing toward Titan at an altitude of 970 kilometers (684 miles) during the closest approach.

The image has been processed with a resolution of 128 pixels/deg.

Background Info:

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 mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The radar instrument was built by JPL and the Italian Space Agency, working with team members from the United States and several European countries.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and http://www.nasa.gov/cassini .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Titan
System Saturn
Target Type Satellite
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Radar Mapper
Extra Keywords Grayscale, Radar
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2008-12-21
Date in Caption 2008-12-21
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04393
Identifier PIA04393