Titan's Gases Glow at Dusk and Dawn Near the Poles

October 23, 2014 9:52 AM

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Titan's Gases Glow at Dusk and Dawn Near the Poles

Scientists have examined new maps of Saturn's moon, Titan, and have found that traces of gases near its north and south poles shin brightly during dusk and dawn. The findings reveal a bit more about the composition of this other world's atmosphere.

"This is an unexpected and potentially groundbreaking discovery," said Martin Cordiner, lead author of the new study, in a news release. "These kinds of east-to-west variations have never been seen before in Titan's atmospheric gases. Explaining their origin presents us with a fascinating new proble...

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