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Saturn's Largest Moon Revealed

A look at Saturn's largest moon Titan as NASA's unveils ambitious new proposal to sail a nuclear robot ship on it.  Titan practically beckons to a boat-shaped mission with the many lakes crowding its northern hemisphere. Average temperatures hover around -292 degrees Fahrenheit, and methane drizzles from the clouds into liquid ethane lakes. READ: Will Nuclear Robot Ship Sail Saturn's Moon?

Saturn Moon

This artist's impression shows the 'light curve' produced by a star passing behind Titan, Saturn's biggest moon.

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Saturn Moon

Titan emerges from behind Saturn, while Tethys streaks into view, in this colorful scene. Saturn's shadow darkens the far arm of the rings near the planet's limb.

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Saturn Moon

Bright mid-latitude clouds near the bottom of this view hint at the ongoing cycling of methane on Titan.

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Saturn Moon

Cassini spacecraft looks toward Titan and the large, equatorial bright region at center called Adiri.

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Saturn Moon

Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer has imaged a huge cloud system covering the north pole of Titan.

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Saturn Moon

Complex and unique canyon systems appear to have been intricately carved into older terrain by the ample flow of liquid methane rivers on Saturn's moon Titan.

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Saturn Moon

Four moons huddle near Saturn's multi-hued disk.

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Saturn Moon

From the dark side of Titan, the Cassini spacecraft profiles the moon's atmosphere as sunlight filters through its upper hazes.

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Saturn Moon

Sunlight scatters through Titan's atmosphere, illuminating high hazes and bathing the entire moon in a soft glow.

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Saturn Moon

Swathed in its thick blanket of atmosphere, frigid Titan approaches the brilliant limb of Saturn..

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Saturn Moon

The Cassini spacecraft charts a quartet of dark albedo features on the moon Titan. From upper left to lower right of the image are Fenzal, Aztlan, Aaru and Senkyo.

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Saturn Moon

The Cassini spacecraft looks at Saturn's largest moon, Titan, revealing its halo-like ring formed in the upper hazes of the moon's extensive atmosphere.

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Saturn Moon

The Cassini spacecraft looks down on the north pole of Titan, showing night and day in the northern hemisphere of Saturn's largest moon.

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Saturn Moon

The Cassini spacecraft looks through Titan's thick atmosphere to reveal bright and dark terrains on the Saturn-facing side of the planet's largest moon.

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Saturn Moon

The Cassini spacecraft peers through the hazy atmosphere of Titan for a close view of light and dark terrain on Saturn's largest moon.

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Saturn Moon

The Cassini spacecraft reveals Titan's upper-most atmospheric hazes, creating the appearance of a halo around Saturn's largest moon.

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Saturn Moon

The orbits of Dione and Titan bring them together in one frame in this distant glimpse from the Cassini spacecraft.

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Saturn Moon

This celestial circle of light is produced by the glow of sunlight scattered through the periphery of Titan's atmosphere.

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Saturn Moon

This composite image, composed of two images taken with Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer, shows a crescent view of Saturn's moon Titan.

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Saturn Moon

This image is a composite of several images taken during two separate Titan flybys.

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Saturn Moon

This ultraviolet view of Titan shows the moon's north polar hood and its detached, high-altitude haze layer.

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Saturn's Largest Moon Revealed

A look at Saturn's largest moon Titan as NASA's unveils ambitious new proposal to sail a nuclear robot ship on it.  Titan practically beckons to a boat-shaped mission with the many lakes crowding its northern hemisphere. Average temperatures hover around -292 degrees Fahrenheit, and methane drizzles from the clouds into liquid ethane lakes. READ: Will Nuclear Robot Ship Sail Saturn's Moon?

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