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Summer clouds drift across Titan's north pole

Summer clouds drift across Titan's north pole

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Summer clouds drift across Titan's north pole
On July 21, 2014, Cassini spied a streak of methane clouds over the large methane sea known as Ligeia Mare. These are the first clouds Cassini scientists have spotted on Titan since a large storm in 2010. They planned to continue to watch to see if the clouds' appearance signals the beginning of summer weather patterns, or if it is an isolated occurrence.

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Original image data dated on or about July 21, 2014

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