Discovery of Fog at the South Pole of Titan

  title={Discovery of Fog at the South Pole of Titan},
  author={M. E. Brown and A. L. Smith and C. Chen and M. {\'A}d{\'a}mkovics},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  • M. E. Brown, A. L. Smith, +1 author M. Ádámkovics
  • Published 2009
  • Geology, Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • While Saturn's moon Titan appears to support an active methane hydrological cycle, no direct evidence for surface-atmosphere exchange has yet appeared. The indirect evidence, while compelling, could be misleading. It is possible, for example, that the identified lake features could be filled with ethane, an involatile long-term residue of atmospheric photolysis; the apparent stream and channel features could be ancient remnants of a previous climate; and the tropospheric methane clouds, while… CONTINUE READING
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