Liquid methane spotted on Titan moon of Saturn.

Liquid methane spotted on Titan moon of Saturn.

April 18, 2019.

Man has achieved vast success in the field of astronomy. New inventions are coming into light in the World market about the discovery of space. Now scientists have achieved one more milestone on April 15, when scientists provided the most comprehensive look to date at one of the solar system’s most exotic features: prime lakeside property in the northern polar region of Saturn’s moon Titan – if you like lakes made of stuff like liquid methane.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft had gone on a mission that ended in 2017 with a deliberate plunge into Saturn, the scientists found that some of frigid Titan’s lakes of liquid hydrocarbons in this region may be shallow and seasonal while others are surprisingly deep.

Titan and Earth are the solar system’s two places with standing bodies of liquid on the surface. Titan boasts lakes, rivers, and seas of hydrocarbons: compounds of hydrogen and carbon like those that are the main components of petroleum and natural gas.

The research also showed that the Titan’s hydrological cycle is like the Earth’s water cycle, with liquid hydrocarbons raining down from clouds, flowing across its surface and evaporating back into the sky.

A process taking seven years on Titan that is “phantom lakes” described by the scientists that during wintertime these lakes appeared to be wide but shallow ponds perhaps only a few inches deep but evaporated or drained into the surface by springtime.

Shannon MacKenzie, a planetary scientist of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory said, “Titan is the most Earth-like body in the solar system. It has lakes, canyons, rivers, dune fields of organic sand particles about the same size as silica sand grains on Earth.”

Marco Mastrogiuseppe, a planetary scientist of California Institute of Technology said, “Titan is a very fascinating object in the solar system, and every time we look carefully at the data we find out something new.”

Titan is bigger than the planet Mercury. Titan is the solar system’s second largest moon with a diameter of 5,150 km, behind only Jupiter’s Ganymede.

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