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With the coming of spring in the Saturn system, the skies are clearing over the moon Titan, giving NASA's Cassini spacecraft a great view of the hydrocarbon seas and vast salt flats normally hidden in organic-molecule smog:

Click the image to see NASA's page with lots of photos and info.

One of the biggest seas is called Kraken Mare, I kid you not:

Click the image to see more about Titan's salt flats.

As cool as that is, though, you have to check out what spring lighting has uncovered about Saturn's amazing, hexagon-shaped polar hurricane:




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Oct. 28th, 2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
I can't decide if that color green is really creepy or really lovely. Both, maybe. I love your astroporn posts!
Oct. 28th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. For a human without the proper gear, Titan would be a horrifying place. On the other hand, I bet it's lovely to the locals:

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