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SOFIA observations characterize the atmosphere of Titan showing how it is evolving

30 Jul 2018, 13:20 UTC
SOFIA observations characterize the atmosphere of Titan showing how it is evolving NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

At 11:09 pm on July 19, 2018 (Western Australia Time), Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, passed in front of a distant star, creating an eclipse. That eclipse was visible on Earth as a shadow that passed across a narrow strip of land and ocean. This rare astronomical event lasted a total of only 4 minutes.

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