The Crescent of Titan

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Here is an image of the Saturn moon Titan.  The moon – sun – Cassini geometry was such we see Titan in a crescent phase.  Cassini’s camera took the image using the clear and blue band filters.  This is a raw image meaning it is just as it was transmitted with no processing on the ground.

The image was taken on 05 April 2016 at 11:44 UTC and received on  Earth a bit less than six hours later.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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