More evidence has emerged, so to speak, of fog over a very special place: Titan. Titan is one of the largest moons in the solar system and is full of hydrocarbons, making it an interesting Saturn moon that looks like a precursor to what Earth was billions of years ago.
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After multiple pictures of fog from Mars were released, the research team behind this new work wanted to know if it was possible to find fog using Huygens. Huygens was the European Space Agency's lander, attached to NASA's Cassini probe, that briefly survived on the surface of Titan in 2005.
"Ground fog on Titan has been seen before from orbit (Brown et al. 2009) so it's not unexpected to find fog on the surface," wrote York University postdoctoral researcher Christina Smith, the lead author of the study, in an email to Discovery News. "But it hadn't been detected from the surface before, which is what we did in our research and why it's exciting."