The Mystery of Titan’s Magic Islands

November 13, 2014 7:32 PM

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Titan’s magic island mystery has just become more interesting after two new such islands were observed by astronomers. Last year, a strange bright feature was seen by scientists in Ligeia Mare sea, the second largest body of liquid on Saturn’s biggest moon. This bright island was photographed in May however, in July it disappeared, only to reappear a year later.

Now, Kraken Mare, Titan’s largest body of liquid, composed of hydrocarbons, has become the home of two other “magical islands”. On an August 21st fly-by, Cassini photographed two strange reflecting features that hadn’t been photographed earlier.

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