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Mammoth Cloud Covers Titan's North Pole

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posted on Feb, 5 2007 @ 03:40 PM


Mammoth Cloud Engulfs Titan's North Pole
Monday, February 05, 2007

By Ker Than

A mammoth cloud half the size of the contiguous United States and spotted on Saturn's moon Titan might be what's filling up lakes discovered there last year, scientists say.

"This cloud system may be a key element in the global formation of organics and their interactions with the surface," said study team member Christophe Sotin of the University of Nantes in France.

Imaged by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Dec. 29, 2006, the cloud is about 1,500 miles (2,400 km) in diameter and engulfs Titan's entire north pole. It only recently became visible, emerging from a shadow as winter turns to spring on the moon.


This is similar to the thing on saturn huh? And its one of Saturn's moons! lol There are differences though... Saturns storm is like a big whirlpool looking thing... this deal on Titan is just a huge cloud. Wonder what it is? Looks interesting!

[edit on 5-2-2007 by damajikninja]

posted on Feb, 5 2007 @ 04:00 PM
another site had a report that at least a few scientists speculated the cloud was a methane cloud...and the pools/lakes were likely methane too, only recently deposited

so much fuel out there ready for the taking, if only we could

posted on Feb, 5 2007 @ 06:48 PM
As I do whenever I see a duplicate thread..

Already covered here:
Titan's Northern Pole Covered by Massive Cloud


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