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Jun 24 2015
Saturn's largest moon, Titan, has seas and lakes of liquid methane and ethane dotting its surface, but one question scientists have been trying to figure out is how the hollows in the ground, which hold the lakes, form to begin with. Now, a new study offers a solution: The depressions in the surface are formed... The post Sinkholes on Titan: new study shows how hydrocarbon lakes may form by Earth-like erosion appeared first on .
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Jun 19 2015
Lakes and seas on TitanCopyright: Centre: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/USGS; left and right: NASA/ESA. Acknowledgement: T. Cornet, ESA Empty and full lakes on TitanCopyright: NASA/ESA. Acknowledgement: T. Cornet, ESALigeia MareCopyright: NASA/ESA. Acknowledgement: T. Cornet, ESA Saturn's moon Titan is home to seas and lakes filled with liquid hydrocarbons, but what makes the depressions they lie in? A new study suggests that the moon's surface dissolves in a similar process that creates sink
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