More about Titan

Until recently, almost everything we have known or guessed about the surface of Titan has been due to Voyager 1, with a little help from its friends Pioneer 11. Yet, none of these spacecraft were able to image Titan's surface, despite valiant efforts. The reason: Titan is covered by a ubiquitous haze, very similar in nature to the smog that covers major cities, but much thicker. It is the smog that is responsible for Titan's brownish- orange color, and it is the smog that filled every image of Titan.

Some views of the haze

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