TITAN SEASONS

-since I like to write about Titan:
Watching the slow shift of seasons on Titan
Posted By Emily Lakdawalla : CLICK ON TITLE to see FULL ARTICLE

Topics: pretty pictures, explaining image processing, global views, amateur image processing, Saturn’s moons, Titan, Cassini, weather and climate

Gordan Ugarkovic was playing in the Cassini data archives when he noticed something interesting: two sets of data comprising two approximately-true-color images of Saturn’s moon Titan that were taken from almost exactly the same perspective, but on different dates. For most places in the solar system, the change of date wouldn’t matter very much. It might shift the positions of some shadows slightly, but that’s it. Titan’s different. Like Earth and Mars and the giant planets (and also a few of the Kuiper belt objects, thought we haven’t seen them up close yet), Titan has an atmosphere that changes substantially with the seasons.

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