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Ice cloud heralds fall at Titan's south pole

( —An ice cloud taking shape over Titan's south pole is the latest sign that the change of seasons is setting off a cascade of radical changes in the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon. Made from an unknown ice, ...

dateApr 11, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Enceladus' jets reach all the way to its sea

Thanks to the Cassini mission we've known about the jets of icy brine spraying from the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus for about 8 years now, but this week it was revealed at the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference ...

dateMar 20, 2013 in Space Exploration
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'Hot spots' ride a merry-go-round on Jupiter

( —In the swirling canopy of Jupiter's atmosphere, cloudless patches are so exceptional that the big ones get the special name "hot spots." Exactly how these clearings form and why they're only found near the planet's ...

dateMar 14, 2013 in Space Exploration
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