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16:16  25 june  2019
16:16  25 june  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Titan ’ s lakes are filled with liquid hydrocarbons. Previous research using images and data gathered during the Cassini mission has shown that lakes in the moon’s dry regions near the equator contain signs of evaporated material left behind, like rings on a bathtub.

The lakes of Titan , Saturn' s largest moon, are bodies of liquid ethane and methane that have been detected by the Cassini–Huygens space probe, and had been suspected long before. The large ones are known as maria (seas) and the small ones as lacūs ( lakes ).

Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals© NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/University of Idaho

Titan is the most famous of the moons orbiting Saturn, mainly because it's a) extremely large (the second biggest satellite in our solar system) and b) thought to be a potential spot for extra-terrestrial life within our own solar system.

And one of the most fascinating parts of Titan is its lakes.

Titan is thought to feature hydrocarbon lakes on its surface, near its polar regions. These aren't lakes like you might see on Earth, these are bodies of ethane and methane, molecules that only exist as liquid due to the temperature of Titan -- thought to be around 90 Kelvin (around -297 Fahrenheit).

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The frigid lakeshores of Saturn's moon Titan might be encrusted with strange, unearthly minerals, according to new research being presented here. Titan ' s lakes are filled with liquid hydrocarbons. Previous research using images and data gathered during the Cassini mission has shown that lakes

Liquid Universe: Titan ' s Liquid Methane - Duration: 1:09. Titan Methane Lakes Cassini Flyover 2013 NASA-JPL Animation from Saturn Orbiter; JQ Music - Duration: 1:28. Titan : Gigantic Moon or Dwarf Planet?

The lakes of Titan have long thought to be surrounded by what some call "bathtub rings". Now scientists are suggesting these bathtub rings could actually be crystals.

This possibility comes from researchers creating Titan-like conditions within the lab. Using a custom-built cryostat combined with liquid nitrogen, researchers were able to induce the insanely low temperatures required to recreate conditions on Titan's surface. With the extreme cold, researchers found that an "acetylene-butane co-crystal" was formed in bodies of methane and ethane similar to those thought to exist on Titan. The team believes this crystal could explain the bathtub rings thought to be seen around the lakes on Titan.

Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. titan

Crystal-encrusted lakes of methane: it seems like a science-fiction author's dream, or something straight from Interstellar, but according to the research it is a possibility -- but only a possibility.

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Swimming in Titan ' s Lakes . Dreksler Astral. Загрузка It has an atmosphere, alive surface and seas and lakes made out of liquid methane and ethane. So then, what would swimming in these lakes be like?

The frigid lakeshores of Saturn's moon Titan might be encrusted with strange, unearthly minerals, according to Titan ' s lakes are filled with liquid hydrocarbons. Previous research using images and data gathered Next, they threw in what abounds on Titan , methane and ethane, as well as other

Until we actually land close to the shores of Titan's mysterious lakes, we can't know for sure if these bathtub rings actually exist.

Morgan Cable of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, is presenting this research at the 2019 Astrobiology Science Conference.

"We don't know yet if we have these bathtub rings," he said. "It's hard to see through Titan's hazy atmosphere."

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Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals
Titan's gigantic methane lakes could be encrusted with crystals

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