Titan's sierra - possibly capped with methane "snow" - runs just to the south of the moon's equator for around 150km (93 miles). The tallest mountains ever seen on Titan - coated with layers of organic material and blanketed by clouds - have been imaged on Saturn’s moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The mountain is located in a range of ridges called the Mithrim Montes. The researchers found that all of Titan's highest … Titan's tallest peak is 10,948 feet (3,337 meters) high and is found within a trio of mountainous ridges called the Mithrim Montes. The researchers found that all of Titan’s highest peaks are about 10,000 feet in elevation. The researchers found that all of Titan's highest peaks are about 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) in elevation. "We see a massive mountain range that kind of reminds me of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the western United States. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has snapped a mile-high mountain range on Saturn's moon Titan, the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced yesterday. Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona + Full image and caption During an Oct. 25 flyby designed to obtain the highest resolution infrared views of Titan yet, Cassini resolved surface features as small as 400 meters (1,300 feet). The tallest peak on Saturn’s moon Titan has been spotted by scientists working on NASA’s Cassini mission. Titan's tallest peak is 10,948 feet (3,337 meters) high and is found within a trio of mountainous ridges called the Mithrim Montes. Image right: This composite image shows a massive mountain range running just south of Titan's equator. For example, the satellite is surrounded by a thick, nitrogen-dominated atmosphere, as Earth's is. Cassini was the first to spot Titan's mountains … Titan's tallest peak is 10,948 feet (3,337 meters) high and is found within a trio of mountainous ridges called the Mithrim Montes. NASA has discovered the highest peak on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons. New images of Titan sent back by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft show a large mountain range, extending about 150 km (93 miles) long. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has identified the highest point on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, which measures 10,948 feet (3,337 meters) at its highest … Most of Titan’s tallest mountains appear to be close to the equator. Titan's highest peaks rise up to about two kilometers (6,600 feet), comparable to the tallest summits in the Appalachian Mountains. NASA’s Cassini Mission has determined that the moon’s tallest peak is 10,948 feet – about a third as tall as Mount Everest – and almost exactly the height of Black Mountain in Montana. 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