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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Southwestern Xanadu, Titan

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

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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.

NASA / JPL

Here is a detail of the brightest river:

A bright river on Xanadu's southwest

NASA / JPL

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.
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This image is in the public domain. Original image data dated on or about May 28, 2008

 

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