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Methane rain forms new lake on Titan

By T.K. Randall
February 3, 2009 · Comment icon 3 comments



Image Credit: NASA/ESA
Scientists believe that methane rain on Saturn's moon Titan may have formed a new lake four times the size of Yellowstone National Park.
Methane rains on Saturn's moon Titan may have created a new lake about four times the size of Yellowstone National Park, scientists say. Scientists have been studying what appear to be methane lakes near both of Titan's poles since the craft arrived in the Saturnian system in 2004. "


Source: National Geographic | Comments (3)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by raphnix 14 years ago
That could be a good source energy for whoever lives there. Any thought for Saturn methane mining exploration?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Hatch 14 years ago
That could be a good source energy for whoever lives there. Any thought for Saturn methane mining exploration? If it rains methane they would need a different type of propulsion, rockets might ignite the atmosphere.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Sundew 14 years ago
If it rains methane they would need a different type of propulsion, rockets might ignite the atmosphere. Not without an oxygen atmosphere. It is possible the storms on Titan generate lightning, though I have not read about it.


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