Dark features thought to be lakes of liquid methane appear in this radar image of Titan

Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, has recently been asserted as a good contender for harboring life — not water-based life like on Earth, but methane-based instead. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has brought back pictures of what seems to be a very large lake of liquid methane. It may take a while before we can determine if any life form is swimming in it, though.

A lake the size of the Caspian Sea may have been spotted on Saturn’s frigid moon, Titan. If it is indeed filled with liquid, the 1100-kilometre-long lake would be the largest yet found on the moon.

Source: New Scientist

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