Why would the surface of Titan light up with a blinding flash? The reason: a sunglint from liquid seas. Saturn's moon Titan has numerous smooth lakes of methane that, when the angle is right, reflect sunlight as if they were mirrors. Pictured here in false-color, the robotic Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn imaged the cloud-covered Titan last summer in different bands of cloud-piercing infrared light. This specular reflection was so bright it saturated one of Cassini's infrared cameras. Although the sunglint was annoying -- it was also useful.
The reflecting regions confirm that northern Titan houses a wide and complex array of seas with a geometry that indicates periods of significant evaporation. During its numerous passes of our Solar System's most mysterious moon, Cassini has revealed Titan to be a world with active weather—including times when it rains a liquefied version of natural gas.
Image Credit: VIMS Team, U. Arizona, ESA, NASA
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- Niki McNally LLCMusic Production, Remixing, Song Writing, Recording, Artist Management, Booking Agent, Music Consultant & Coordinator, present
- VerbotenResident DJ, present
- CieloDJ, 2013
- The Highline BallroomDJ, 2013
- SRB BrooklynDJ, 2013
- Sullivan RoomResident DJ, 2010 - present
- Le SoukResident DJ, 2009 - present
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Verboten Resident Niki McNally has taken the dance floors of NYC by storm. She’s built herself a wide following through her energetic, musical sound, crafting a style that fuses together spaced out drums, melody and hypnotic bass lines.
Since 2002 She's had regular appearances at some of New York’s top music-minded venues. Currently she is working in the studio with John Selway as well as spending as much time as possible in her home based studio. Niki's produced quite a few original productions and remixed for Nadia Ali, Kelli Ali (Sneaker Pimps) & Sophie Barker (Zero 7, Bliss).
With over a decade of experience under her belt and a dire need to push forward, Niki plans to continue honing her skills both on the dance floor and in the studio. Expect to hear a lot more from Niki McNally, and her deep love of the electronic music culture.
- Full Sail UniversityBachelor of Science in Music Production, 2015 - present