This false-color image shows evidence for lakes of liquid hydrocarbons, probably methane or ethane, on Titan’s surface. The lakes are represented as dark areas, but are not what the human eye would see, because radar was used to penetrate the thick haze obscuring Titan’s surface. The Cassini radar instrument acquired this image on July 22, 2006. The image is centered near 80 degrees north, 35 degrees west and is about 140 kilometers (84 miles) across. The strip of radar imagery is foreshortened to simulate an oblique view of the highest latitude region, seen from a point to its west. Smallest details in this image are about 500 meters (1,640 feet) across.