Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Titan's lakes of methane

The Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn, has been able to see through the opaque atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan and has begun mapping it, including its numerous lakes of methane and perhaps ethane. I never thought this would happen in my lifetime, I always figured that we'd have to actually go there in person and map it manually because the atmosphere is just too thick for anything to get through. I was probably polluted by science-fiction.

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