Giant Hydrocarbon Lakes Found On Saturn Moon, Titan

"Dark patches, which resemble terrestrial lakes, seem to be sprinkled all over the high latitudes surrounding Titan's north pole ... very strong evidence for hydrocarbon lakes."

- NASA and JPL Cassini-Huygens Mission

Two radar images acquired by the Cassini spacecraft radar instrument in synthetic aperture mode on July 21, 2006, near the Titan moon's north pole. The next Titan Flyby will be at 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) on September 7, 2006. Radar images courtesy NASA and JPL.
Two radar images acquired by the Cassini spacecraft radar instrument in synthetic aperture mode on July 21, 2006, near the Titan moon's north pole. The next Titan Flyby will be at 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) on September 7, 2006. Radar images courtesy NASA and JPL.

July 25, 2006 Pasadena, California - NASA and JPL report: "The Cassini spacecraft, using its radar system, has discovered very strong evidence for hydrocarbon lakes on Titan. Dark patches, which resemble terrestrial lakes, seem to be sprinkled all over the high latitudes surrounding Titan's north pole.

 

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