Map Of Titan With Labeled Features

Click on the image above to view the map in a larger size. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/USGS

Click on the image above to view the map in a larger size. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/USGS

August 30, 2016 – This map of Titan shows the names of many (but not all) features on the Saturnian moon that have been approved by the International Astronomical Union. The map shows Cassini imaging coverage of Titan as of June 2015.

This map was produced by the USGS Astrogeology Science Center for the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature.

The IAU is the formal authority for naming celestial bodies. Submissions must follow a set of accepted themes and guidelines set out by the IAU’s Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature.

The Cassini mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.