APOD: Seeing Titan (2023 Mar 31)

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APOD: Seeing Titan (2023 Mar 31)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Mar 31, 2023 4:11 am

Image Seeing Titan

Explanation: Shrouded in a thick atmosphere, Saturn's largest moon Titan really is hard to see. Small particles suspended in the upper atmosphere cause an almost impenetrable haze, strongly scattering light at visible wavelengths and hiding Titan's surface features from prying eyes. But Titan's surface is better imaged at infrared wavelengths where scattering is weaker and atmospheric absorption is reduced. Arrayed around this visible light image (center) of Titan are some of the clearest global infrared views of the tantalizing moon so far. In false color, the six panels present a consistent processing of 13 years of infrared image data from the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) on board the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn from 2004 to 2017. They offer a stunning comparison with Cassini's visible light view. NASA's revolutionary rotorcraft mission to Titan is due to launch in 2027.

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Re: APOD: Seeing Titan (2023 Mar 31)

Post by Joe Stieber » Fri Mar 31, 2023 4:16 am

This is the second day in a row that the "Discuss" link has been absent from the link strip below the text on the main APOD page.

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Re: APOD: Seeing Titan (2023 Mar 31)

Post by bystander » Fri Mar 31, 2023 6:38 am

Joe Stieber wrote: Fri Mar 31, 2023 4:16 am This is the second day in a row that the "Discuss" link has been absent from the link strip below the text on the main APOD page.
The "Discuss" link is always of the form:
discuss_apod.php?date=YYMMDD

For example, today's link is:
discuss_apod.php?date=230331
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Re: APOD: Seeing Titan (2023 Mar 31)

Post by Fred the Cat » Fri Mar 31, 2023 3:30 pm

bystander wrote: Fri Mar 31, 2023 6:38 am
Joe Stieber wrote: Fri Mar 31, 2023 4:16 am This is the second day in a row that the "Discuss" link has been absent from the link strip below the text on the main APOD page.
The "Discuss" link is always of the form:
discuss_apod.php?date=YYMMDD

For example, today's link is:
discuss_apod.php?date=230331
I think what Joe is saying is that the "Discuss" tab is on this APOD but absent from the last two days.
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap230330.html
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap230331.html

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Re: APOD: Seeing Titan (2023 Mar 31)

Post by RJN » Fri Mar 31, 2023 4:04 pm

Joe Stieber wrote: Fri Mar 31, 2023 4:16 am This is the second day in a row that the "Discuss" link has been absent from the link strip below the text on the main APOD page.

Joe
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Re: APOD: Seeing Titan (2023 Mar 31)

Post by C0ppert0p » Fri Mar 31, 2023 7:10 pm

I can only imagine, what an opportunity it must be, for any engineer to be involved with this project.
Imagine being on the team that developes DragonFly. How exciting!

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Re: APOD: Seeing Titan (2023 Mar 31)

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Mar 31, 2023 10:16 pm

PIA21923_fig1SeeingTitan1024.jpg
Fantistic is todays APOD; I can hardly wait to see what Dragonfly finds out there! 8-) The continents showing on today's APOD make me want to see more! :lol2:
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