Welcome to the DISR public website...
...your source for Cassini-Huygens results!
The DISR image data has been made into posters and movies. We invite you to view:
I recommend turning off 'automatic image resizing' if you are using Internet Explorer in order to get the full resolution of these images.
This is a site for scientists and non-scientists alike which provides information about the DISR instrument of the Cassini-Huygens mission. The aim of this site is to clarify the mission objectives and instrument functions in basic terms and provide DISR's approach to the scientific process. It is important to note in the following pages that the work done with the DISR instrument is just one example of the many types of scientific investigation in astronomy going on right now. The DISR team's goal is to learn about the atmosphere and surface of Titan by measuring the way these features interact with sunlight. It continues the historical tradition of probing distant moons using light, and it provides a synergistic link with science instruments on the Cassini orbiter.
Please, enjoy this site. The scientists on the DISR project will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the mission, so please don't hesitate to ask.
I hope that this website provides a helpful explanation of our project and is a reminder to everyone why science is such an essential part of our lives.
©Lunar and Planetary Lab; last updated: 26 Apr 2006