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Explosive Nitrogen Created Craters That Pock Titan

13 Sep 2019, 23:11 UTC
Explosive Nitrogen Created Craters That Pock Titan NASA/JPL-Caltech
The topography of Titan, the largest of moon of Saturn, seems serene in Cassini mission images, but lakes of liquid methane that pock the landscape were likely formed by explosive, pressurized nitrogen just under the moon’s crusty surface, according to research published Sept. 9 in Nature Geoscience.

 

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