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PHOTO CAPTION (TOP) P-23929C
Aug. 25, 1981
Voyager 2 obtained this view of Titan, Saturn's largest satellite,
Aug. 22 from a range of 4.5 million kilometers (2.7 million miles).
Separate violet, blue and green frames where combined to make this
photograph, in which cloud features of diameter greater than 85 km.
(50 mi.) are visible. Seen here are the bright southern hemisphere
and the dark north polar region. At this resolution, Titan appears
to be completely shrouded by a thick atmosphere; visible features
consist of cloud bands parallel to the equator. There is the
suggestion of a northern hemisphere feature diagonal to the
equator, but this is the result of a loss of data in one of the
images used to compose this photograph. The Voyager Project is
managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.