Thursday, April 10, 2014

NASA Cassini: Saturn's moon Titan - Land of Lakes

Cassini spacecraft looked though layers of haze to the lakes of Titan's northern regions. 

Saturn’s moon, Titan (3,200 miles, or 5,150 kilometers across), has a hydrological cycle similar to Earth's, but instead of water, Titan's lakes and seas contain liquid methane and ethane. 

Lit terrain seen here lies on the leading hemisphere of Titan. North on Titan is up. 

The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Jan. 1, 2014, at a distance of approximately 114,000 miles (183,000 kilometers) from Titan.

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