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Strange vortex discovered on Saturn moon Titan

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posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 08:54 PM
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A NASA spacecraft has spied a vortex swirling in the atmosphere high above the south pole of the Saturn moon Titan, hinting that winter may be coming to the huge body's southern reaches.

NASA's Cassini probe photographed the polar vortex — or mass of swirling gas — during a flyby of Titan on June 27. The vortex appears to complete one full rotation in nine hours, while it takes Titan about 16 days to spin once around its axis.

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posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 08:58 PM
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cool find, but i have to say I just had a 2010 flashback, just they hit the wrong planet



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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This true color image captured by NASA'S Cassini spacecraft before a distant flyby of Saturn's moon Titan on June 27, 2012, shows a south polar vortex swirling in the moon's atmosphere.

Article goes on to say that “Polar vortices aren't uncommon in our solar system. They've also been observed on Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Earth and Venus”



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 09:00 PM
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Looks like a pimple to me


very cool s and f



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 09:00 PM
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Originally posted by pointr97
cool find, but i have to say I just had a 2010 flashback, just they hit the wrong planet


Must have missed that one. What was in 2010?




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