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.


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.