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Fraser
2005-Sep-07, 02:17 AM
SUMMARY: Cassini has turned up an unusual "hotspot" on Titan that astronomers don't have an explanation for... yet. The 483-km (300-mile) wide region can been seen in both visible light and infrared. This spot could be from an asteroid impact, cryovolcanism, or some kind of atmospheric process - maybe a crater is holding clouds in place, or unusual materials on the surface. Cassini will visit Titan during its nighttime in July, 2006, and view the region again in infrared to see it it's actually hot.

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