Two Views of Titan

This is Saturn and its largest moon, Titan, as seen by the Cassini Probe. Titan is a fascinating moon with a thick atmosphere and lakes of liquid methane. Cassini recently captured this image of the sun reflecting off one such lake. Though the typology is earth-like, the chemistry certainly is not! Cassini, though only a robot (and not a sentient one) has to rank up there among the great contemporary photographers, regularly beaming back stunning and mind-bending images from millions of miles from home.


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