Cassini Photographs Glowing Methane Lake on Saturn's Moon, Titan

November 2, 2014 6:54 AM

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(Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/University of Idaho) This near-infrared, color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the sun glinting off of Titan's north polar seas.

While orbiting Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft observed an incredible light display glimmering off Kraken Mare, a massive hydrocarbon lake in one of Saturn's moons, Titan. Cassini's photos of this phenomenon taken August 21 were the first evidence of precipitation on an alien moon.

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