Mysterious Titan’s Ghostly Glow ‘Potentially Innovative Discovery

October 23, 2014 9:19 PM

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Mysterious Titan’s Ghostly Glow ‘Potentially Innovative Discovery

Titan, Saturn moon’s new images has exposed two mysterious glowing patches of gas, one at each pole, just in time for Halloween. The nebulous glowing shapes were shifted to either side so that one appears as dawn reaches the southern hemisphere, whereas the other lines up with dusk in the North. However, NASA stated, “ We are not yet sure about the significance of the glowing clouds, but the discovery is unprecedented.”

Martin Cordiner, an astrochemist working at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and the lead author of the study stated that, “This is an astonishing and potentially innovative discovery. Such east-to-west variations have never been observed before in Titan’s atmospheric gases...

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