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Bright Clouds Make a Comeback on Titan’s North Pole

7 Jan 2017, 17:41 UTC
Bright Clouds Make a Comeback on Titan’s North Pole
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Titan’s methane lake-covered north pole imaged in infrared on Oct. 29, 2016 (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI)
Floating high above Titan’s hydrocarbon lakes, wispy clouds have finally started to return to the moon’s northern latitudes…but in much less numbers than expected.
Models of Titan’s climate have predicted more cloud activity during early northern summer than what Cassini has observed so far, suggesting that the current understanding of the giant moon’s changing seasons is incomplete.
Watch an animation of the clouds above in action here, and read the full story at: Send in the Clouds Tagged: Cassini, clouds, moon, NASA, science, solar system, space, Titan

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