Sunsets Over Saturn's Hazy Moon Teach Scientists About Alien Worlds

May 28, 2014 7:26 PM

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Despite the staggering distances between us and the nearest exoplanets, scientists have learned to read the reflected light of their suns to help figure out as much about them as they can, including temperature, composition and structure of their atmospheres. But what about when that light is shining through cloudy atmospheres?

Researchers hit upon using the data we already have from NASA’s Cassini mission about the smog-enshrouded moon Titan Titan to figure out how hazy skies can affect the information we get back about alien worlds light-years away.

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