We’ve known for more than a decade that the largest of Saturn’s moons plays hosts to lakes and seas of liquid hydrocarbons, but the exact make-up of these reservoirs has remained a mystery. Until now that is, with scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) using data from eight years worth Cassini flybys to confirm that Ligeia Mare – one of the largest seas on the moon – is made up largely of liquid methane.
.. Continue Reading Study of Titan sea reveals unexpected composition
- Saturnian moon may have deep-ocean vents that harbor life
- Better rug up dear, it’s minus 200 degrees, and raining methane
- New tool processes Cassini snaps to provide clearest-ever view of Titan
- Cassini prepares for dramatic climax to its mission
- Cassini spots massive ice cloud above Titan’s south pole
- Arctic winter observations show higher-than-expected methane emissions