TI­TAN’S WIN­TER WARMER

Sky at Night Magazine - - BULLETIN -

The win­ter skies of Ti­tan, Saturn’s largest moon, are un­sea­son­ably cold. On the rocky plan­ets of the So­lar Sys­tem, high-al­ti­tude air over the po­lar re­gions is usu­ally warm dur­ing win­ter, no mat­ter how cold it may be on the ground. But ac­cord­ing to an anal­y­sis of Cassini data, the cock­tail of el­e­ments in Ti­tan’s at­mos­phere means that the tem­per­a­ture drops dra­mat­i­cally.

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