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NASA shows off incredibly clear images of Saturn’s moon Titan

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NASA has published six different images taken of Saturn’s very interesting moon Titan.

The images represent some of the most seamless-looking global views of the surface of the icy moon ever produced.

The super clear images were created using 13-years of data captured by the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) on the Cassini spacecraft.

The images are “smoothly combined” from a “multitude” of different observations made under a range of lighting conditions during the Cassini mission.

NASA has shown off VIMS maps of Titan before, but those images had great variation in image resolution and lighting that resulted in obvious seams between different surface areas of Titan.

The new images are sans seams giving the best representation of how Titan might appear to the causal observer if it was stripped of the hazy atmosphere.

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