First Images of Rivers and Lakes on Titan!

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Previously, it was widely considered that moons were lifeless celestial bodies. However, as we now know, these constant companions of the planets can contain more life than we’d ever dared to think. Titan is one of the most magnificent and spectacular natural satellites. 

An artist impression of what the lakes might look like on Titan

As many of you are probably aware, the surface of Saturn’s biggest satellite is covered not only by a thick coating of methane hydrate and water ice, but also by numerous rivers and lakes of liquid ethane and methane. And it’s these intriguing natural structures that folks at Space Daily want to look at in further detail. 

First Images of Rivers and Lakes on Titan!
Images from the Cassini mission show river networks draining into lakes in Titan’s north polar region. Image: NASA/JPL/USGS

We’ll look at how these incredible structures form, what part they play in Titan’s natural processes, and what diverse forms the unusual methane lakes on Saturn’s moon take. Watch the video below for more: 

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