Cassini Sends Home Shots of Saturn's Moon

An image of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan i i

hide captionThe 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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An image of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan

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

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.

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