Saturn's Moon Titan Glows Gorgeous Green in New Photo
Photo cuts through haze to reveal some of the features on moon's surface.
— -- Saturn's largest moon Titan glows a gorgeous green through the haze in a new composite photo released by NASA.
The infrared view was captured when the Cassini probe flew by the moon at a distance of 6,200 miles last month. The space probe has had closer encounters with Titan, but from this distance was able to get a wider view of the mysterious world, capturing surface features, including dunes and craters.
This particular view is mostly on the Saturn-facing hemisphere, according to NASA. The parallel dark regions that appear to form a sideways letter "H" are dune-filled regions. The northern area is known as Fensal while the dark region to the south is Aztlan, NASA said.
Launched in 1997, the Cassini mission arrived in the Saturn system in 2004 where it has been working ever since to study the gas giant and its dozens of moons. The probe's mission is scheduled to end in September 2017 when it will make a fatal plunge into Saturn's atmosphere.