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Latest Colonization of Titan Stories

2008-07-30 21:00:25

Titan, Saturn's largest moon, has a huge lake filled with liquid gas, U.S. researchers have confirmed. The lake, called Ontario Lacus, covers about 7,800 square miles at Titan's south pole, and is filled mostly with liquid methane and ethane, say researchers at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson, Ariz. This is the first observation that really pins down that Titan has a surface lake filled with liquid, said lead researcher Robert Brown. The finding,...

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2007-01-03 18:55:00

Scientists report definitive evidence of the presence of lakes filled with liquid methane on Saturn's moon Titan in this week's journal Nature cover story. Radar imaging data from a July 22, 2006, flyby provide convincing evidence for large bodies of liquid on Titan today. A new false-color radar view gives a taste of what Cassini saw. Some highlights of the article follow below. Lake Characteristics: -Radar-dark patches are interpreted as lakes based on their very low radar reflectivity...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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