Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Many Moods of Saturn's Moon Titan

Snapshots of Titan's North Polar Cloud This series of false-color images obtained by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the dissolving cloud cover over the north pole of Saturn's moon Titan. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/CNRS/LPGNantes
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February 23, 2012
A set of recent papers, many of which draw on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, reveal new details in the emerging picture of how Saturn's moon Titan shifts with the seasons and even throughout the day. The papers, published in the journal Planetary and Space Science in a special issue titled "Titan through Time", show how this largest moon of Saturn is a cousin - though a very peculiar cousin - of Earth.


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