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Thursday
Oct 09 2014
00:46 UTC

Giant cloud at Titan's south pole is toxic and freezing cold

Titan is the only moon in the solar system known to have a dense atmosphere, and while similar to Earth's atmosphere in some ways, such as being rich in nitrogen, it also holds surprises for planetary scientists. Analysis of data from Cassini of a huge cloud which hovers over the moon's south pole shows that … Continue Reading →The post Giant cloud at Titan's south pole is toxic and freezing cold appeared first on The Meridiani Journal.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Tuesday
Oct 07 2014
04:11 UTC

The Polar Hexagon

Another very nice look at the north polar hexagon of Saturn from the Cassini spacecraft. This view is from 973,000 km/605,000 miles from about 33 degrees above the ring plane on 24 July 2013. What causes the hexagon is not … Continue reading →

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Wednesday
Oct 01 2014
20:32 UTC

It's back! Mystery Island' in Titan sea makes unexpected reappearance

The mystery of an unusual feature in one of Titan's hydrocarbon seas, dubbed the mystery island, has taken an interesting turn. After apparently disappearing following its initial discovery in 2013, it has now reappeared and has changed in appearance and size, as well. The oddity, first seen by the Cassini spacecraft in July 2013, is … Continue Reading →The post It's back! ‘Mystery Island' in Titan sea makes unexpected reappearance appeared first on The Meridiani Journa

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Tuesday
Sep 30 2014
20:49 UTC

Titan's Disappearing Magic Island Reappears in New Images

Earlier this year, we reported on a mysterious ghost object that had suddenly appeared and then disappeared on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Now, new observations by the Cassini team show this elusive feature is back again. (...)Read the rest of Titan's Disappearing “Magic Island” Reappears in New Images (400 words) NancyGraz for Universe Today, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Sep 30 2014
04:54 UTC

Changing Feature on Titan

Shifting patterns in the Titan landscape. Cool stuff indeed. This is the only place we've seen liquid seas/oceans beyond Earth, volcano's yes, liquid oceans no. Ok so the seas/oceans on the Saturn moon Titan are mostly ethane and methane, still … Continue reading →

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Tuesday
Sep 23 2014
04:00 UTC

A Trio of Moons

... nice Cassini image of three of Saturn's moons and the expanse of rings taken at a low angle. The largest of the three is Tethys, moving to the left we have the weirdest of the three and my personal … Continue reading →

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

Thursday
Sep 18 2014
13:35 UTC

Saturn-Circling Cassini Spacecraft Plumbs Titan's Seas Next Week

Is the surf up yet on Titan? As the moon of Saturn moves towards northern summer, scientists are trying to spot signs of the winds picking up. This weekend, the Cassini spacecraft plans a look at the the largest body of liquid on Titan, Kraken Mare, to see if there are any waves on this […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Sep 18 2014
04:48 UTC

A Crescent Mimas

The Saturn moon Mimas was the target of Cassini's cameras. One of the striking features of the moon is a crater known as Herschel. Herschel can be seen in the shadows at about the five o'clock position. More about Mimas … Continue reading →

Posted by Tom's Astronomy Blog

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