Photo showing beautiful blue color of Titan’s halo

Titan with Halo (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

Titan with Halo (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

NASA has recently added the photo of the dark side of Titan – Saturn’s largest moon – showing the blue halo caused by a haze. This haze around the moon throws the sunlight in various directions giving the beautiful orange color. This photo was taken from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Nov. 3, 2013.

In this photo, North is up and rotated 80 degrees to the left. At the time of photo, the spacecraft was about 2.421 million miles (3.896 million kilometers) from Titan giving the resolution of 14 miles (23 kilometers) per pixel.

Source:

PIA17180: The Halo – NASA (http://goo.gl/m3Qt87)