Cassini sees sun shining off Titan's lake billions of miles from Earth

October 31, 2014 9:09 PM

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Cassini sees sun shining off Titan's lake billions of miles from Earth

Kraken Mare, a giant hydrocarbon lake on Titan, is seen like never before in a new image from the Cassini orbiter.(Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/University of Idaho)

The Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn has seen light reflecting off Kraken Mare, a giant hydrocarbon lake on the distant satellite of Titan. This new image, taken on August 21, 2014, is the first dramatic photo of the precipitation cycle on an alien satellite.

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