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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Red color sparkling of Titan that caught by Cassini

Recent observations from NASA discovered that Saturn's moon named Titan reflect sunlight and create a sparkle of red color. NASA scientists believe that this object because it is produced by the reflection of sunlight on certain areas on Titan.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
(Picture from: http://airandspace.si.edu/)
As reported by Discovery, on Friday, March 3, 2014, Cassini captures the reflection when hovering over Titan on July 24, 2012. "If the (alleged) we correct, this discovery represents the first water surface waves that exist beyond Earth," said Jason Barnes, a planetary scientist of the University of Idaho.

Comparison with computer model shows four measurements of Titan's north polar region made by Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer on July 26 and September 12, 2013. This observation spacecraft reveal a wavy sea that reflect sunlight.
Cassini VIMS image showing specular reflections in one of Titan’s many lakes during the T85 flyby on July 24, 2012. (Picture from: http://www.space.com/)
Scientists also believe that there is a stretch of mud that covered the liquid layer and create a slope in the Saturn's moon. Calculations were performed scientists showed that waves in an area called Punga Mare has a height of approximately 2 centimeters or 0.8 inches. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SPACE]
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