Rising from the Haze


Tethys emerges from Titan's haze

No, it’s not the Enterprise emerging from Titan’s clouds, it’s Tethys, seen in the distance through the larger moon’s outer layer of hydrocarbon haze. Tethys’ giant Odysseus crater is easily visible adorning its north pole and slicing into its terminator.

This image was taken on November 26, 2009 by the Cassini spacecraft at a distance of nearly 650,000 miles from Titan.

The original raw image was black and white…..I colored it in Photoshop using other color-calibrated images of Titan as a reference. I also extended some of the black sides to frame it better.

Image: NASA/JPL/SSI/J. Major