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Val Klavans

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Val Klavans

Val Klavans has a Bachelor of Science degree in astronomy from the University of Maryland and interned at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center with the Cassini Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) team.
She is a co-producer of the upcoming film "In Saturn's Rings" and works on planetary science outreach under the nom de plume of "Titan Saturn's Moon" on, and Val also processes images from the Cassini spacecraft. See her work here:

Latest Blog Posts

Another Pale Blue Dot — Uranus Spied By Cassini

April 30, 2014

The Cassini mission has already returned an array of images of other solar system members from Saturn orbit: Earth (and the Moon), Venus, Mars, and Jupiter. It’s time to add another world to that list!

Latest Processed Space Images

Titan's south polar vortex

February 03, 2016

This RGB color composite view of Titan shows the south polar vortex (at the bottom of this image) captured by Cassini on 25 July 2012 from the from the Titan (T-85) flyby at a distance of 99,174 kilometers. The images were taken using the CL1, BL1, RED, and GRN filters.

Titan’s haze layers

February 03, 2016

RGB color composite of Titan's hazy atmosphere, taken during Cassini's T-85 flyby on 25 July 2012. The images were taken from a distance of 100,725 kilometers. In this view, CL1, UV3, and MT1 filter images were used for the red, green, and blue channels, respectively.

Dione from Rev 177

February 03, 2016

This RGB false color composite of Dione in the infrared, green, and ultraviolet was created using images taken by the Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) during Rev 177 on 23 December 2012 at a distance of 246,212 kilometers.

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