Cassini spacecraft captures image showing sun shining off Titan's lake

November 1, 2014 12:11 PM

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Cassini spacecraft captures image showing sun shining off Titan's lake

On Friday, for the very first time NASA released the images of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. This image was generated on August 21, 2014 by the Cassini spacecraft that is currently orbiting Saturn.

The image shows Titan's chemical sea sparkling in sunlight as sunlight coming from the north polar sea bounced off the surface of this liquid body. Lakes on Titan are composed largely of methane and ethane, both these chemicals are fairly common on Earth as well.

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