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NASA's Cassini captures methane clouds drifting across Saturn's largest moon Titan – Watch!

The observations were made on October 29 and 30, 2016 by the NASA's Cassini spacecraft.


NASA's Cassini captures methane clouds drifting across Saturn's largest moon Titan – Watch!
New video shows bright clouds of methane drifting across Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

New Delhi: US space agency NASA has released a new spectacular video that shows bright clouds of methane drifting across Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

The observations were made on October 29 and 30, 2016 by the NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

“Cassini spacecraft watched clouds of methane moving across the far northern regions of Saturn's moon, Titan on October 29 and 30, 2016,” NASA said.

Video credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/YouTube

“Several sets of clouds develop, move over the surface and fade during the course of this movie sequence, which spans 11 hours, with one frame taken every 20 minutes,” it added.

The movie was obtained using the Cassini narrow-angle camera, which used infrared filters to make the surface and tropospheric methane clouds visible.

NASA says time-lapse movies like this allow scientists to observe the dynamics of clouds as they develop, move over the surface and fade.

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