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Webb Telescope Turns Its Eye on Saturn's Mysterious Moon Titan - Gizmodo

Webb Telescope Turns Its Eye on Saturn's Mysterious Moon Titan - Gizmodo

Webb Telescope Turns Its Eye on Saturn's Mysterious Moon Titan - Gizmodo
Dec 02, 2022 30 secs

The Webb Space Telescope snapped images of Saturn’s moon Titan last month, which are now released for our viewing pleasure.

The telescope’s NIRCam instrument, which images in the near-infrared range, captured the views.

They show clouds in Titan’s atmosphere (whimsically named A and B in annotated images) but also a blurry look at Kraken Mare, which is thought to be a methane sea, as well as dark sand dunes.

MIRI will reveal more of Titan’s spectrum; images from the instrument are notable for their starbursts of color, what the Webb team refers to as “skittles” in the sky.

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