‘Mystery island’ on Saturn moon’s methane sea puzzles scientists

June 23, 2014 11:22 AM

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‘Mystery island’ on Saturn moon’s methane sea puzzles scientists

Ligeia Mare, shown here in a false-color image from NASA's Cassini mission, is the second largest known body of liquid on Saturn's moon Titan (Image from nasa.gov)

A strange object, dubbed a “mystery island,” has appeared briefly on images of a methane sea on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Studying the images, taken by the spacecraft Cassini, astronomers came up with four possible explanations.

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