Planetary archive: Titan and Saturn’s rings

Titan floats in the distance, beyond Saturn's rings.
Titan floats in the distance, beyond Saturn’s rings. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

The Cassini spacecraft has taken thousands of images of Saturn and its moons, and this one is another beauty. Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and the one with the methane rain, rivers and lakes, floats in space out beyond Saturn’s rings.

This view of Titan, from the perspective of hovering above the sweeping rings, is breathtaking. Right now, Cassini is alone in being able to enjoy these sights, but hopefully one day human astronauts will be able to as well.

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