NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spied long-standing methane lakes, or puddles, in the "tropics" of Saturn's moon Titan. One of the tropical lakes appears to be about half the size of Utah's Great Salt Lake, with a depth of at least 3 feet (1 meter). The result, which is a new analysis of Cassini data, is unexpected because models had assumed the long-standing bodies of liquid would only exist at the poles.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted methane lakes in the so-called "tropics" of Saturn's moon, Titan. (Where temperatures reach a balmy ?179 °C, or ?290 °F.) The lakes were a bit of a surprise to researchers who had assumed that t... Read Post
Saturn‘s moon Titan may be home to a tropical lake the size of the Great Salt Lake, according to scientists who spotted the mass of liquid methane, along with smaller swamp-like features using data from the Cassini spacecraft. Cassi... Read Post