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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Possible Titan lakes and drainage channels

Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, Titan, Saturn's moons, radar imaging

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Possible Titan lakes and drainage channels In this segment of the July 22, 2006 RADAR swath on Titan, very dark features are possible lakes; some, less dark features could be lakebeds that are now dried up. The darkest lake-like feature near the top of this image appears to have a thin drainage channel emptying into it from the east. It may even be possible that this channel connects the lake feature to one of the possible dried-up features to its southeast. However, the channel disappears into the background noise of the RADAR data, so evidence that the two features are connected is not conclusive.

NASA / JPL-Caltech

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about July 22, 2006

 

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