SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Star Blasts, Titan Shadow, More

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Star Blasts, Titan Shadow, More
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December 18, 2009--A titanic shadow seems to punch a hole below Saturn's rings in a recently released picture taken by the Cassini spacecraft.

Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is about 3,200 miles (5,150 kilometers) wide and orbits on average 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) away from the gas giant. The hazy moon (not pictured) might be the first body in our solar system other than Earth known to have an active liquid "cycle," albeit with methane rather than water.
— Image courtesy NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
 
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