‘Impossible’ cloud found on Saturn’s moon Titan — again

22 September 2016 Astronomy Now

The puzzling appearance of an ice cloud seemingly out of thin air in the stratosphere of Titan has prompted NASA scientists to suggest that a different process than previously thought — possibly similar to one seen over Earth’s poles — could be forming clouds in the giant Saturnian moon’s hazy, brownish-orange atmosphere.


Taking Titan’s temperature 2004-2016

23 February 2016 Astronomy Now

Based on measurements made by the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) instrument on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, scientists have produced a sequence of maps showing the varying surface temperatures on Saturn’s moon Titan at two-year intervals, from 2004 to 2016.