Satellite News

Just another satellite weblog

Evidence of Lakes on Titan

Submit on Wednesday, July 26th, 2006 12:13

Cassini image of Titan. Image credit: NASA/JPL/SSIClick to enlarge
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has found new evidence of hydrocarbon lakes in Titan’s northern latitudes. In a new set of images, the dark patches – thought to be liquid methane or ethane – seem to have channels leading in and out, like rivers. Under Cassini’s radar view, they’re completely black, which means they don’t reflect any radar signals back. This leads scientists to believe they’re very smooth, liquid surfaces.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 26th, 2006 at 12:13 pm and is filed under Titan. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.