Blue hue on Saturn with Titan in front

by | Sep 6, 2012 | exploration, NASA, Science | 0 comments

NASA has released a mosaic combining six images — two each of red, green and blue spectral filters — to create this natural color view of the large moon Titan orbiting the planet Saturn. The images were obtained with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on 6 May 2012, at a distance of approximately 483,000 miles (778,000 kilometers) from Titan.  The rings of saturn have cast a shadow on the planet.  The bluish hue is thought due to the intensity of ultraviolet light and the haze it produces.  This changes according with the seasons for each hemisphere.

 

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