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.
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!
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.
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.
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.