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Flooded canyons on Titan

Flooded canyons on Titan

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Flooded canyons on Titan
NASA's Cassini spacecraft pinged the surface of Titan with microwaves, finding that some channels are deep, steep-sided canyons filled with liquid hydrocarbons. One such feature is Vid Flumina, the branching network of narrow lines in the upper-left quadrant of the image. The image was acquired on 26 September 2012, on Cassini's 87th close flyby of Titan.
Vid Flumina

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Vid Flumina
The canyons of Vid Flumina are seen in this view from Cassini's radar mapper. More information.

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Original image data dated on or about September 26, 2012

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