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On Titan first seen dust storms

На Титане впервые увидели пылевые буриTitan became the third after the Earth and Mars on a Solar system body, where the recorded dust storms.

Data sent to Earth by the spacecraft Cassini indicated the presence of a giant dust storm that raged on Saturn a few years ago. An article with the interpretation of these data was published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Therefore, the Titan became the third after the Earth and Mars on a Solar system body, where the recorded dust storms.

“Titanium is a very active companion, explained sébastien Rodriguez, the author of the work from the University of Paris named Denis Diderot, We already knew that from his Geology and the carbon cycle. Now we can add one more analogs with Mars: active dust cycle, in which organic dust may rise from the large dunes around the equator of Titan.”

On the infrared images 2009 taken during equinox on Titan, scientists noticed a bright, eye-catching region.

At first these spots are taken for methane clouds in the atmosphere, but on closer examination it became clear that the clouds form much higher than those altitudes at which the spots have appeared. Computer simulations showed that white areas were dust rises from the dunes in the wind.

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