March 14, 2007

The Seas of Titan

The Cassini Spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn for some time now, but recently, it has found seas on one of Saturn's moon, Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system. The dark features, caught by Cassini's radar instrument are found near Titan's north pole and are thought to be filled with liquid methane or ethane. Scientists think that these lakes must be continuously re-supplying methane to Titan's atmosphere, finding an answer to the mystery.

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