through the thick, hazy atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon,
an infrared camera onboard the
recorded this view of the tallest mountains ever seen
Captured during a flyby in late October,
the high resolution,
mosaic shows a mountain range about
150 kilometers long and about 1.5 kilometers high - likened to the
mountain range of the western United States,
Along Titan's mountain ridges lie bright deposits, thought to be
snow or other organic material.
The icy mountains of Titan were
probably formed like Earth's
mid-ocean ridges, from material
welling up to fill gaps
created as surface
plates spread apart.