The Cassini spacecraft revealed a large bright spot on Titan as it passed Saturn's largest moon four times since late last year. Each pass has
recorded the eerie glowing spot which is nearly 500 kilometers wide. Researchers say that the bright spot could be a reflection from some unusual
material on the moon.
A large bright spot on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, has scientists and astronomers perplexed.
The international Cassini spacecraft has flown by Titan four times since December, and on each pass its imaging equipment - spectrometers and cameras
- has recorded a bright, semicircular area on the moon's surface up to 550 kilometers wide.
The spot is the brightest area ever observed on Titan. Scientists think it might be a "hot spot" - possibly caused by a recent asteroid impact, or
evidence that Titan has a warm interior. Others say the spot could be a reflection from some unusual material on the moon's surface, or a large mass
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On July 2, Cassini will pass by the Saturn moon and will monitor the eerie glow from Titan which will reveal if heat is emanating from the mysterious
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