Cassini probe measures sea depth on Saturn's moon Titan

November 12, 2014 8:07 PM

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Cassini probe measures sea depth on Saturn's moon Titan

"Scientists think that, for the areas in which Cassini did not observe a radar echo from the seafloor, Kraken Mare might be too deep for the radar beam to penetrate," NASA officials said.

Cassini recently bounced radar off Kraken Mare's eastern shore as it circled Saturn; depths there ranged from 66 to 115 feet. But the area explored by Cassini's instruments is only a sliver of the sizable 154,000-square-mile sea, located on Titan's north pole. Researchers say there are likely deeper...

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