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Webb Telescope peeps clouds beneath thick haze of Saturn's moon Titan |  CNN

Webb Telescope peeps clouds beneath thick haze of Saturn’s moon Titan | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The James Webb Space Telescope has spotted clouds on one of the solar system’s most intriguing moons. In November, the space observatory trained its infrared gaze on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. It is …

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With JWST fully operational again, we get images like this: Saturn's Moon Titan

With JWST fully operational again, we get images like this: Saturn’s Moon Titan

On August 24, a vital instrument aboard the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) experienced a malfunction that prompted the mission team to take it offline. The issue occurred when the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) experienced increased friction in one of its wheels in Medium Resolution Spectroscopy (MRS) mode. The mission team took MIRI offline while they …

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Why do astronomers find Saturn's moon Enceladus particularly fascinating?

Why do astronomers find Saturn’s moon Enceladus particularly fascinating?

Beneath its thick surface of ice, Enceladus contains an ocean that could potentially harbor a habitable environment, making it fascinating to scientists. Enceladus is Saturn’s sixth largest moon (out of 83 moons), measuring just 500 kilometers in diameter. William Herschel discovered it in 1789, and despite brief flybys during NASA’s Voyager missions, little was still …

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