Titan Beyond the Rings
The Sun is below the rings in this image, so light that makes it to Cassini is that which has been diffusely transmitted through the rings. Thus, the densest parts of the rings appear dark in this image, and the dusty gaps in the rings, such as the Cassini Division, appear bright.
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on 25 March 2005, at a distance of approximately 3.2 million kilometres from Titan and at a Sun-Titan-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 50 degrees. The image scale is 19 kilometres per pixel.
Last Update: 1 September 2019