Titan and Saturn
A six-image natural color mosaic of Saturn and its moon, Titan. Image originally published on August 29, 2012.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI
July 1, 2013
A bloated gas giant, Saturn stretches over 72,000 miles across — over 9 times the diameter of Earth. The ringed planet's largest moon, Titan, has a diameter less than half that of Earth.
The image above shows Titan orbiting Saturn in May of 2012 from the perspective of the Cassini spacecraft. Researchers combined six different images with various spectral filters to compose the image above.