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Saturn as seen from the orbit of Saturn's moon Titan; organonitrogen haze; hydrocarbon haze; tholin; anti-greenhouse effect; gas giant; jovian planet; planetary rings; ring system; oblate spheroid - Space Art Illustration

Saturn from Titan orbit

This is how Saturn and Titan might look from a position in orbit around Titan. While in reality Saturn is vastly larger than Titan, it appears smaller here because Titan's orbit puts Saturn at a distance of about 700 thousand miles. 

Sunlight filtering through Titan's upper atmospheric haze--extending over 300 miles above the surface--gives a bluish cast to its limb.


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