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Unformatted text preview: nage channels, and darker lower areas. Taken from an altitude of about 8 kilometers (about 5 miles) Right: The surface is darker than originally expected, consisting of a mixture of water and hydrocarbon ice. There is also evidence of erosion at the base of these objects, indicating possible fluid activity. The two rock-like objects just below the middle of the image are about 15 centimeters (about 6 inches) (left) and 4 centimeters (about 1.5 inches) (center) across respectively Titan’s “Great Ethane Lake” Image credit: NASA/JPL/GSFC This image shows a Cassini radar image of what is the largest body of liquid ever found on Titan, compared to Lake Superior 27 This feature on Titan is at least 39,000 square miles, which is greater in extent than Lake Superior 32,000 square miles, which is one of Earth's largest lakes. The feature covers a greater fraction of Titan than the largest terrestrial inland sea, the Black Sea. Because of its size, scientists are calling it a sea. These seas are most likely liquid methane and ethane. Satur...
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2013 for the course ASTR 100 taught by Professor Dunne during the Fall '12 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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