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Caltech Scientists Discover Storms in the Tropics of Titan
August 12, 2009
Saturn's moon Titan is dull, weatherwise. Nothing happens for years, making it hard to understand the carved channels that seem to line the surface. Now Titan has finally been caught in the act. Caltech planetary astronomer Mike Brown and his colleagues set a trap for Titan, waited years for it to be tripped, and, finally, caught their prey: bright but transient clouds over Titan's tropics, a region where clouds were thought unlikely to form.
California Institute of Technology
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