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Titan’s rivers run deep

When the European Space Agency’s Huygens spacecraft descended through the thick atmosphere of Saturn’s largest moon, it revealed vast lakes apparently fed by flowing rivers of liquid methane.
RELATED TOPICS: SOLAR SYSTEM | TITAN
Titan by Huygens

Just 10 years ago, planetary scientists didn’t know much about Titan, Saturn’s biggest moon and the second-largest satellite in the solar system. A thick blanket of smog hid Titan’s surface from the probing eyes of both Earth-based telescopes and the cameras aboard the twin Voyager spacecraft that flew past the ringed planet in the early 1980s.

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