A space telescope monitors the "only moon with seasonal weather patterns."
Titan, Saturn's largest moon, was observed by NASA's "James Webb" satellite telescope as it tracked "seasonal weather patterns," making it "the only one in the solar system" to do so. The biggest moon of Saturn is called "Titan," and it is the only moon known to have a thick atmosphere. Titan also has seasonal weather patterns, as revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), in addition to its electrically charged sand, methane-flowing lakes, and hazy atmosphere.
And astronomers announced on Thursday that the telescope "detected bright spots in the northern hemisphere of Titan, which are large clouds, confirming the predictions of a computer model, which showed clouds in late summer, when the surface temperature rises due to the sun."
The clouds have not been seen before because of the thick haze in Titan's atmosphere, which blocks visible light reflected from the surface, but the telescope features infrared radiation, which is able to penetrate the smog. This discovery means that "Titan is the only moon in the solar system with seasonal weather patterns, which is possible because it has the necessary atmosphere."
Previous research shared in April found that "Titan is surprisingly Earth-like in terms of landscape formations, with its dark-coloured land and sand dunes." The Moon also features rivers, lakes, and seas full of falling rain, although the rain is liquid methane falling through winds of nitrogen. Scientists have long believed that Titan was unique compared to other moons in the solar system, and recent research has proven that their theories could be correct.