Saturn’s Moon Titan is Covered in Earth-Like Lakes

By analyzing data from Cassini spacecraft's last flyby in 2017, scientists found that Saturn's largest moon Titan has an entire lake district.

Alien Lake District

By analyzing data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft’s last flyby in 2017, scientists found that Saturn’s largest moon Titan is covered with lakes similar to those found on Earth.

Precipitation refills some of the lakes once they drain over time, just like on Earth, confirming a long-standing theory about the moon’s geology. But there’s one obvious difference from Earth: Titan’s lakes are filled with  liquid hydrocarbons, including methane and ethane — very much unlike the fresh water found in Lake Michigan.

Titan Mesas

The new information about deep, miles-across lakes provides important insight into the nature of Titan’s geology — and how its north pole compares to Lees verder

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