View Full Version : Best Image Ever Taken of Titan's Surface

2005-Sep-08, 05:08 PM
SUMMARY: The European Southern Observatory has released the most detailed images ever taken of the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. The images were taken using a new instrument called the Simultaneous Differential Imager (SDI), which was originally designed to help image extrasolar planets. The images show a number of surface regions with different reflectivity, including several dark areas with very low reflectivity, which could be huge reservoirs of liquid hydrocarbons. Scientists will get a better look when the Huygens probe arrives in early 2005.

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