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Fraser
2005-Jul-15, 04:06 PM
SUMMARY: During a recent flyby of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, NASA's Cassini spacecraft got a good look at the bright Xanadu region - where the Huygens probe landed earlier this year. One unusual feature is the strange bright line, which scientists are calling the "smile". This 560 km (345 mile) long feature is quite bright in several of Cassini's instruments; in both visible and infrared wavelengths. It's exact nature is still unknown, so scientists will continue to gather evidence from future flybys.

View full article (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/titan_big_smile.html)

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dave_f
2005-Jul-15, 06:38 PM
Now that a probe has been sent down to Titan to examine its surface (with wonderful pictures no doubt!) we have a better understanding of the surface features of Titan, the difficult-to-understand moon! :ph34r:

suitti
2005-Jul-17, 06:48 PM
Yes, it's a great time to be alive.