24.5.07

Otherworldly Coastline


It could be a satellite-eye view of a shoreline on Earth, but this radar image is from Cassini's 31st flyby of Saturn's moon Titan. Showing a stretch of Titan's surface 160km by 270km, this is the latest in a series of strong hints that the moon's thick clouds hide not just lakes of liquid ethane and methane, but also whole seas of the stuff.

3 comments:

tinker said...

Hmm...seas of liquid ethane and methane - shouldn't they post a "No swimming" sign? o_O

I hope the folks trying to develop space tourism are taking note.

mark said...

ha! i thought it was a photo of the tops of trees from your window.

Bobby said...

I can just barely see my friend's house.