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NASA's Cassini Reveals Surprises with Titan's Lakes

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Titan polar seas

This near-infrared, color view from Cassini shows the sun glinting off of Titan's north polar seas.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. Arizona/Univ. Idaho


On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's northern hemisphere are surprisingly deep, perched atop hills and filled with methane.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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