Highly unexpected methane clouds sighted in Titan's stratosphere

October 25, 2014 8:36 AM

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Highly unexpected methane clouds sighted in Titan's stratosphere

NASA scientists have recently identified an unexpected high-altitude methane ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan, that was similar to exotic clouds found far above Earth's poles.

Carrie Anderson, a Cassini participating scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and lead author of the study has said that the idea that methane clouds could form this high on Titan was completely new and nobody had considered that possible before.

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