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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Dust Storms in Third Solar System Body

NASA's artist concept of dust storms in Saturn's largest moon Titan

Cassini Spacecraft data has found giant dust storms in equatorial regions of Saturn's moon Titan. Researchers have published a paper on this dust storms on 24 September 2018 in Nature Geoscience. After this tremendous discovery Titan occupies third body of the solar system to have dust storms after our Earth and Mars. It's aiding scientists to understand the dynamical environment of largest moon of Saturn.

These results were captured from Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer. The Cassi-Huygens is a collaborative mission between NASA and ESA including Italian Space Agency. It also landed a small planetary probe into the Saturn which discovered a small amount of organic wind during aerodynamic brake. The spacecraft was designed by Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California ' A part of California Institute of Technology'.


Image credit: NASA


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