PIA07236: Mosaic of River Channel and Ridge Area on Titan

Mosaic of River Channel and Ridge Area on Titan


This mosaic of three frames from the Huygens Descent Imager/ Spectral Radiometer (DISR) instrument provides unprecedented detail of the high ridge area including the flow down into a major river channel from different sources.

The Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer is one of two NASA instruments on the probe.

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 Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The Descent Imager/Spectral team is based at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit, http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov . For more information about the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer visit http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~kholso/ .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Titan
System Saturn
Target Type Satellite
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Huygens Probe Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Probe Lander, Orbiter
Instrument Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer (DISR)
Extra Keywords Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2005-01-21
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL/ESA/University of Arizona
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA07236
Identifier PIA07236