A Clouded Giant

A view of Titan from Cassini's May 20th flyby

Image data are now coming in from today’s flyby of Titan, the image above is a rotated color-composite made from three raw images taken with Cassini’s red, green and blue visible light color filters. (I think I got the north-south alignment right…) Titan’s high-level hydrocarbon haze is visible, a pale blue and violet band encircling the moon high above its orange-tinted methane cloudtops.

I wonder what’s coming next… 🙂

Image: NASA/JPL/SSI. Color version by me ( J.Major.)