Sunday, March 16, 2008

Monthly moon round-up - Titan

Titan is doing its best to become my favourite moon, although my heart will always belong to Europa ;)

Since the marvelous Huygens probe was dropped onto the surface last year, the main Cassini space craft is orbiting the Saturn system and has been taking un precidented pictures of the surface using radiowaves. Titans atmosphere normally makes surface pictures impossible, but the new equipment on Cassini gives a window on the surface we've never had before.

And there they are!! Lakes and rivers of Methane!! With drainage channels and other features associated with a free-flowing liquid. Cool as!

Ah Titan :)

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