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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

A bright river on Xanadu's southwest

Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, Titan, Saturn's moons, radar imaging, hydrology

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A bright river on Xanadu's southwest In this Cassini RADAR view captured on May 28, 2008, an unusually bright river valley exits the Xanadu region to the north.


The image is cropped from this radar swath:

Southwestern Xanadu, Titan


Southwestern Xanadu, Titan
This radar view of the southwestern edge of the bright region on Titan known as Xanadu was captured by Cassini during the "T44" flyby, conducted on May 28, 2008. Xanadu is hilly in comparison to the smoother, darker plains adjacent to it, and is cut by numerous sinuous valleys that are likely to be river valleys. A couple of these river valleys exit Xanadu in unusually bright channels atop the plains.

Original image data dated on or about May 28, 2008.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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