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The Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and spies the huge Kraken Mare in the moon's north.

Kraken Mare, a large sea of liquid hydrocarbons, is visible as a dark area near the top of the image.

Titan was discovered by Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens on March 25, 1655.

The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on September 14, 2011, using a spectral filter sensitive to wavelengths of near-infrared light centered at 938 nanometers. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 1.2 million miles (1.9 million kilometers) from Titan and at a Sun-Titan-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 26 degrees. Image scale is 7 miles (12 kilometers) per pixel.

Image Number: PIA14584
Date: September 14, 2011


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