Cassini Radar Views the Surface of Titan

  title={Cassini Radar Views the Surface of Titan},
  author={Charles Elachi and Stephen D. Wall and M. Allison and Yanhua Anderson and R. A. Boehmer and Philip S. Callahan and Pierre J. Encrenaz and Enrico Flamini and Giorgio Franceschetti and Yonggyu Gim and Gary Hamilton and Scott Hensley and Michael A. Janssen and William T. K. Johnson and K. D. Kelleher and Randolph L. Kirk and R. M. C. Lopes and Ralph D. Lorenz and Jonathan I. Lunine and Duane O. Muhleman and Steven Jeffrey Ostro and Flora Paganelli and Giovanni Picardi and Francesco Posa and L. E. Roth and Roberto Seu and Scott J. Shaffer and Laurence A. Soderblom and Bryan W. Stiles and Ellen R. Stofan and Sergio Vetrella and Richard D. West and Charles A. Wood and Lauren C. Wye and Howard A. Zebker},
  pages={970 - 974}
The Cassini Titan Radar Mapper imaged about 1% of Titan's surface at a resolution of ∼0.5 kilometer, and larger areas of the globe in lower resolution modes. The images reveal a complex surface, with areas of low relief and a variety of geologic features suggestive of dome-like volcanic constructs, flows, and sinuous channels. The surface appears to be young, with few impact craters. Scattering and dielectric properties are consistent with porous ice or organics. Dark patches in the radar… 

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