Friday, May 30, 2014

Artist's Conception of Cassini Observing Sunsets on Titan

Using data collected by Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer, or VIMS, while observing Titan's sunsets, researchers created simulated spectra of Titan as if it were a planet transiting across the face of a distant star. The research helps scientists to better understand observations of exoplanets with hazy atmospheres.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Note: For more information, see Sunsets on Titan Reveal the Complexity of Hazy Exoplanets.

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