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Titan Sunset

May 29, 2014
Artist's rendering of NASA's Cassini spacecraft observing a sunset through Titan's hazy atmosphere.

Using data collected by Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer, or VIMS, while observing Titan's sunsets, researchers created simulated spectra of Titan as if it were a planet transiting across the face of a distant star. The research helps scientists to better understand observations of exoplanets with hazy atmospheres.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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