Trace Gases Give Titan a Glow at Dusk and Dawn

October 23, 2014 1:51 PM

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Prepare for the Halloween references to pour in today. New maps of Saturn’s moon Titan, from a NASA-led study, have revealed large areas of trace gases glowing brightly on Saturn’s moon.

“This is an unexpected and potentially groundbreaking discovery,” said Martin Cordiner, who works at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and was lead author of the study. “These kinds of east-to-west variations have never been seen before in Titan’s atmospheric gases. Explaining their origin presents...

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