Courtesy NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute.

Cassini captured this stunning image of the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, as it approached on December 11th during its second flyby. The bright region toward the bottom of the image has been dubbed "Xanadu" by scientists. Cassini captured this scene from 810,000 kilometers (503,000 miles) away. The resolution is 4.8 kilometers per pixel.

And the encounters continue. Today Cassini will pass Saturn's icy moon Dione at a distance of 72,500 km. Stay tuned for more information as the Cassini team releases new images in the coming days.


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