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Titan's Methane: Going, Going, Soon to Be Gone?
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 17, 2013
By tracking a part of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan over several years, NASA's Cassini mission has found a remarkable longevity to the hydrocarbon lakes on the moon's surface. A team led by Christophe Sotin of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., fed these results into a model that suggests the supply of the hydrocarbon methane at Titan could be coming to an end soon (on geological timescales). The study of the lakes also led scientists to spot a few new ones in images from C ... read more
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Ice Cloud Heralds Fall at Titan's South Pole
An ice cloud taking shape over Titan's south pole is the latest sign that the change of seasons is setting off a cascade of radical changes in the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon. Made from an u ... more
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Blame it on the Rain (from Saturn's Rings)
A new study tracks the "rain" of charged water particles into the atmosphere of Saturn and finds there is more of it and it falls across larger areas of the planet than previously thought. The ... more
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NASA Team Investigates Complex Chemistry At Titan
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