From the December 2010 issue

Would I be able to see Saturn from the foggy surface of Titan?

John Lockwood, Washington, D.C.
By | Published: December 27, 2010 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
With human vision, we can’t see through saturnian moon Titan’s hazy orange atmosphere (left). But if our eyes were sensitive to near-infrared wavelengths, we’d be able to observe through the methane and hydrocarbon haze (right).
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

The view at visible wavelengths is limited, but it would be possible to see Saturn from Titan’s surface at some near-infrared wavelengths — if the weather cooperated.