Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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Astro-Porn of the Day: Springtime for Saturn, when amazing things abound.

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:



Chris
Tags: astronomy
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