Checking In On Saturn

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The shadow of Saturn’s largest moon darkens a huge portion of the gas giant planet. Titan (5,150 km, or 3,200 mi across) is not pictured here, but its shadow is elongated across Saturn’s upper atmosphere. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on November 7th, 2009 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 752 nanometers. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 2.1 million km (1.3 million mi) from Saturn. (NASA/JPL/SSI)

The shadow of Saturn’s largest moon darkens a huge portion of the gas giant planet. Titan (5,150 km, or 3,200 mi across) is not pictured here, but its shadow is elongated across Saturn’s upper atmosphere. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on November 7th, 2009 using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 752 nanometers. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 2.1 million km (1.3 million mi) from Saturn. (NASA/JPL/SSI)