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Cassini Sends Home Shots of Saturn's Moon

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Cassini Sends Home Shots of Saturn's Moon

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Cassini Sends Home Shots of Saturn's Moon

Cassini Sends Home Shots of Saturn's Moon

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The surface of Saturn's moon Titan, as imaged over a range of infrared wavelengths, from .8 to 5.1 microns. It was captured as Cassini flew about 280,000 miles above Titan. NASA hide caption

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The surface of Saturn's moon Titan, as imaged over a range of infrared wavelengths, from .8 to 5.1 microns. It was captured as Cassini flew about 280,000 miles above Titan.

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Images of Saturn's moon Titan sent back by the Cassini spacecraft show the outlines of what could be continents, lakes or something else entirely. Until now, Titan's perpetual smog layer kept scientists from seeing its surface in detail. Hear NPR's David Kestenbaum.