Summer Arrives on Titan

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Saturn's moon Titan.
Cassini's infrared imager checking out the north pole of Titan (image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI).

The Cassini spacecraft took this image of the north pole of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, in the near-infrared. The dark spots near the top of the image are Titan's massive polar lakes of methane. Also visible are white streaks of cloud. The Saturnian system has moved into summer solstice for the northern hemisphere, shedding more light on Titan's north pole.

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Summer Arrives on Titan
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