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Cassini sees tropical lakes on Saturn's moon Titan

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.
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The Incredible Beauty of Titan’s Tropical Methane Lakes [Space]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (2 years ago)

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 Moon Titan May Be Home To Tropical Oasis

Technology : The Inquisitr - Tech (2 years ago)

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

The Lakes of Titan - Cassini Mission Detects "Molecules Like Amino Acids, the Building Blocks of Life"

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (2 years ago)

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has imaged methane lakes in the “tropics” of Saturn’s moon Titan. One of the lakes appears to be about half the size of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, with a depth of at least 3 feet (1 meter),an... Read Post


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