Misterious gas in Titan´s atmosphere

Titan, Saturn´s biggest moon, is the only satellite in the Solar System with a dense atmosphere and the only object other than Earth with confirmed surface liquid material. The analysis of the data obtained by Cassini-VIMS instrument reveals the existence of an unidentified gas in the atmosphere





Saturno and Titan. Source: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute


Contour of Titan. Source: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Interior de Titán

Artistic representation that shows the possible internal structure of Titan, according to data from Cassini mission. Source: A. Tavani


B. M. Dinelli, M. López-Puertas, A. Adriani, M. L. Moriconi, B. Funke, M. García-Comas, E. D’Aversa. An unidentified emission in Titan’s upper atmosphere, Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/grl.50332

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