Titan: a world of its own
This visually arresting view of Saturn’s largest moon Titan is just one of many stunning images captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft before the mission ended in September 2017. The world, which is larger than the planet Mercury, measures 5,150 kilometres (3,200 miles) across – in this close-up, some of Titan’s intriguing features are plain to see. Cassini’s camera looks toward the dune-filled region known as Shangri-La, where the Huygens probe’s landing site sits.
Look closely, and you’ll be able to see the detached haze that surrounds Titan. Behind the moon are Saturn's rings.