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Galactic Giants Titan and Saturn

Galactic Giants Titan and Saturn
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not just giants, galactic giants

Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, looks quite small in comparison to the giant planet behind it in this natural color view from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft.

This image from Aug. 29, 2012, also shows seasonal changes occurring on Saturn; as spring comes to the northern Saturnian hemisphere, the azure blue seen fades, while winter in the south adds a bluish hue.

This phenomenon is likely due to shifts in the intensity of ultraviolet light and the haze it produces.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute