There are Ring-Like Formations Around the Lakes on Titan

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fred8615
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There are Ring-Like Formations Around the Lakes on Titan

Post by fred8615 » July 22nd, 2019, 3:25 pm

Some lakes on Titan have ring-like shapes around them, and scientists are trying to find out how they formed. Understanding how they formed may tell us something about how the entire region they’re in, including the lakes, formed. The ring-shaped features are found around pools and lakes at Titan’s polar regions.

Thanks to the Cassini spacecraft, which spent 13 years studying Saturn and its moons, we know that the frigid moon Titan is an intriguing place. Cassini showed us that Titan has about 650 lakes and seas in its polar regions. We also know that about 300 of them have liquid ethane and methane in them, though they’re not all full.

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Re: There are Ring-Like Formations Around the Lakes on Titan

Post by Christopher K. » September 20th, 2019, 4:40 pm

2026 is a bit away, but we can wait with the classic "bated breath" for the countdown to the launch of the Dragonfly rotocraft, which will arrive at Titan in 2034 to explore dunes and impact craters.

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa ... ns-of-life

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