Saturn's moon Titan is similar to Earth

Titan is the largest moon of Saturn and the owner of a dense atmosphere. Wanting to learn how to construct its atmosphere, scientists have studied its three vehicles. However, conflicting details about the structure of its atmosphere lead specialists in confusion.
The lower layer of any atmosphere, called the boundary layer, it depends on the characteristics of the planet or satellite. The boundary layer of the earth, which amounts to about 3 to 5 kilometers thickness depends largely on the solar heat. Since titanium is much farther from the Sun, its boundary layer can behave quite differently and much remains unclear.
Until today, this layer has remained a mystery to us. Thick atmosphere of Saturn's moon would not let get deeper, closer to the surface. But scientists from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris have developed a 3D-model climate to unravel the mysteries of Titan's atmosphere.

The creators of the model, Benjamin and Sebastian Sharnay Lebonnua were able to detect the presence of two layers on Titan - one lower on properties similar to Earth, varying depending on the region and time of year, and a second, higher.
"This atmosphere affects the circulation of winds satellite, as well as the size and distribution of the equator of Titan's dunes," said Charney. Furthermore, "it may mean the formation of boundary layer clouds of methane on Titan. The existence of such clouds, no one has yet explained. "


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