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Morning Forecast on Titan Calls for Widespread Methane Drizzle off Xanadu

October 11, 2007

methane clouds of titan New, near-infrared images from Hawaii's Keck Observatory and Chile's Very Large Telescope show for the first time, a nearly global cloud cover at high elevations on Titan and a widespread and persistent morning drizzle of methane on the flanks of Titan's major continent, Xanadu. University of California, Berkeley astronomers Imke de Pater and Mate Adamkovics report these observations this week in Science Express and at the AAS's Division for Planetary Sciences meeting. Full Story

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