Liquid methane spotted on Titan satellite in solar system

By using data obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, the researchers discovered deep lakes (more than 300 feet, or 100 meters) filled with methane on Saturn’s moon Titan. The team also found “phantom lakes” that fill and empty periodically. It must be noted that Titan is the only known body in our solar system other than Earth with a liquid on its surface. But rather than a water cycle, it has a methane and ethane cycle. The new findings represented further evidence about Titan’s hydrological cycle, with liquid hydrocarbons raining down from clouds, flowing across its surface and evaporating back into the sky. This is comparable to Earth’s water cycle. Titan, with a diameter of 5,150 km, is the solar system’s second largest moon, behind only Jupiter’s Ganymede. It is bigger than the planet Mercury. The research was published in the journal Nature Astronomy.


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  • Megha

    According to me, Sebi is being unfair towards Sahara India. It’s strange that when on September 10, 2012 Sahara trucks carrying the document of investors details reach Sebi office at 7 pm, Sebi refuses to accept by saying office is close. But now when it comes to signing and releasing freezing of asset order against Sahara at 9 pm, sebi offices are open. I see the current situation also as a malicious intent to destabilize the image and position of the company.