Side-by-side images of Saturn’s moon Titan, captured by Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera on November 4, 2022. Left image labeled “lower atmosphere and clouds” is various shades of red, from nearly black to nearly white. Three bright spots are labeled. Spot along the edge at 11 o’clock is labeled “Cloud A.” A larger, brighter spot at 1 o’clock is labeled “Cloud B.” A nearly white, crescent-shaped spot along the bottom from about 5 to 7 o’clock is labeled “Atmospheric Haze.” Right image labeled “atmosphere and surface,” is shades of white, blue, and brown. Clouds A and B are bright spots in the same locations as in the left-hand image. Cloud A, at 11 o’clock, is quite small and subtle. Cloud B, at 1 o’clock, is brighter and appears larger than in the left-hand image. Three surface features are labeled: Dark patch near Cloud A labeled “Kraken Mare.” Dark patch in middle lower right quadrant labeled “Belet.” Bright patch just inside the edge at about 4 o’clock labeled “Adiri.”
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12/01/2022 : Webb, Keck Telescopes Team Up to Track Clouds on Saturn’s Moon Titan

On the morning of Saturday, Nov. 5, an international team of planetary scientists woke up with great delight to the first Webb images of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Here, Principal Investigator Conor Nixon and others on the Guaranteed Time Observation (GTO) program 1251 team using Webb to investigate Titan’s atmosphere and climate describe their initial reactions to seeing the data.

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