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New Models Suggest Titan Lakes Are Explosion Craters

9 Sep 2019, 15:02 UTC
New Models Suggest Titan Lakes Are Explosion Craters NASA/JPL-Caltech

Using radar data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, recently published research presents a new scenario to explain why some methane-filled lakes on Saturn's moon Titan are surrounded by steep rims that reach hundreds of feet high. The models suggests that explosions of warming nitrogen created basins in the moon's crust.

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