CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Cassini Tracks Clouds Developing Over a Titan Sea

NASA's Cassini spacecraft recently captured images of clouds moving across the northern hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's moon Titan. This renewed weather activity, considered overdue by researchers, could finally signal the onset of summer storms that atmospheric models have long predicted. (Image Advisory can be found here.)

Aug 12, 2014: Clouds Over Ligeia Mare on Titan - This animated sequence of Cassini images shows methane clouds moving above the large methane sea on Saturn's moon Titan known as Ligeia Mare.
Aug 12, 2014: Northern Clouds Return to Titan - As NASA's Cassini spacecraft sped away from Titan following a relatively close flyby, its cameras monitored the moon's northern polar region, capturing signs of renewed cloud activity.
Alliance Member Comments
Tim01 (Aug 20, 2014 at 11:57 PM):
Titan is going through evolution and could be proper place of extremophiles