Huge storm detected on Saturn moon by UH Manoa Hubble Fellow

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Aug 11, 2009

A paper that describes the first storm observed in the tropical latitudes of Saturn's moon Titan will be published in the journal Nature on August 13.

The rain from large clouds such as these is actually liquid methane and may be responsible for forming the channels and other features near the equator observed by the Huygens probe in 2005.

The lead author, Dr. Emily Schaller, wrote the paper while working as a Hubble Fellow at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Institute for Astronomy.

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