Spotting dust storms on Titan
This animation based on images captured by the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) on the international Cassini mission during several Titan flybys in 2009 and 2010 shows clear bright spots appearing close to the equator around the equinox that are interpreted as evidence for dust storms. The brightenings were only visible for a short period of time – between 11 hours to five Earth weeks – and cannot be seen in previous or subsequent images.
More information: Dust storms on Titan spotted by Cassini for the first time
Last Update: 1 September 2019