The NASA telescope has photographed special clouds in outer space: this is why this phenomenon is so important – Terasz
Titan is the only moon in our solar system with a dense atmosphere, and it is the only other body outside Earth known to have rivers, lakes, and seas.
Saturn’s moon clouds
The liquids on Titan’s surface are not water, but ethane, methane, and other hydrocarbons.
The image, taken by the James Webb Space Telescope at the beginning of November, shows the largest sea on Titan, the Kraken Mare, as well as many white clouds. The researchers were curious to see if the clouds moved and changed shape, so they asked the Hawaiians Keck Observatory specialists take a picture of Titan two days later.
The two clouds Webb saw confirm old predictions that clouds form in the northern hemisphere during Titan’s late summer, when the sun warms its surface. Follow-up observations by the Keck Observatory also revealed clouds confirming seasonal weather patterns. pic.twitter.com/hwuZVMSju0
– NASA Webb Telescope (NASAWebb) December 1, 2022
Compared to the first picture, it can be concluded that the position of the clouds has not changed, but their shape has changed.
Using the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA wants to further study Titan in 2023 to determine the exact composition of its atmosphere and surface and to understand its weather patterns. I would also like to know why the southern corner of the orb is brighter in the photos, the article reveals.
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