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Possible Titan lakes and drainage channels

Possible Titan lakes and drainage channels

NASA / JPL-Caltech

Possible Titan lakes and drainage channels
In this segment of the 22 July 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.

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Original image data dated on or about July 22, 2006

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