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Fraser
2004-Oct-27, 09:33 PM
SUMMARY: This image of Titan was taken yesterday during Cassini's 1,200 km (750 mile) flyby past its surface. It's actually a false colour image of the moon, built by merging together four images taken in different wavelengths of light. The red and green colours show areas revealed in infrared light, and the blue is ultraviolet wavelengths. Full colour visible light images are still in processing, and should be released later this week.

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VanderL
2004-Oct-27, 10:10 PM
Beautiful, especially the eerie color of the atmosphere.
The clouds at the South pole seem to be very stationary and also quite patchy, any ideas yet as to why?

Cheers.

StarLab
2004-Oct-28, 12:48 AM
WOW!! AMAZING!!

GOURDHEAD
2004-Oct-28, 11:45 AM
The clouds at the South pole seem to be very stationary and also quite patchy, any ideas yet as to why?

What about the image leads you to believe that the clouds are stationary? Isn't this essentially a still shot? However, the image does exhibit stationery qualities.

VanderL
2004-Oct-28, 12:08 PM
Hi Gourdhead,

The previous image (from the first flyby) of the South polar region also showed this "white patchy region" and since they were thought to be clouds then, it suprises me that there is not much difference now. Imo clouds are mostly moving.

Cheers.