NASA video shows methane clouds floating above Titan’s surface

NASA video shows methane clouds floating above Titan’s surface

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a new time-lapse video showing clouds of methane floating above the surface of Titan, Saturn's biggest moon.

The renowned space agency produced the new time-lapse video Titan clouds using images captured by the Cassini spacecraft. The spacecraft captured images of the clouds in northern hemisphere of Titan on 29th and 30th of October.

Cassini captured a photo of Titan's atmosphere in northern hemisphere every 20 minutes for around eleven hours to allow scientists to see how the clouds move through the gaseous planet's biggest moon's sky.

In a newly released statement, NASA said, "Time-lapse movies like this allow scientists to observe the dynamics of clouds as they develop, move over the surface and fade."

Scientists believe that there may be more cloud activity on the moon than images captured by Cassini has shown, which means that the space agency's understanding of the moon's climate is still incomplete.

Cassini, which has been exploring Saturn and its moons since 2004, will continue its mission until Sept. 15 next year, when it will make a planned crash into Saturn, collecting more data about the ringed planet's atmosphere.


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