The clouds that make Titan featureless in visible light have now been pierced several times in infrared light by the robot Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting Saturn. These images have been compiled into the above time-lapse movie.
This stunning false-color view of Saturn's moon Hyperion reveals crisp details across the strange, tumbling moon's surface. Differences in color could represent differences in the composition of surface materials.
Images of several moons of Saturn. From left to right: Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea; Titan in the background; Iapetus (top) and irregularly shaped Hyperion (bottom). Some small moons are also shown. All to scale.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been studying Saturn and its moons since it entered orbit in This image, taken on Oct. is a stunning mosaic of the geologically active Enceladus after a Cassini flyby Photo By NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Approximately true-color mosaic of Saturn's moon Hyperion. Composed of several narrow-angle frames and processed to match Hyperion's natural color. Taken during Cassini's flyby of this lumpy moon on September Credit: NASA / JPL / SSI / Gordan Ugarkovic