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Lakes on Saturn’s Moon

Posted on 1 October 2019

Scientists have recently discovered multiple lakes on Saturn’s moon, Titan. But the lakes aren’t like the ones on Earth; instead, they’re filled with liquid methane! 

The scientists involved in the research used NASA’s Cassini spacecraft to gather information on Titan. They found both deep and shallow lakes, as well as rivers and seas, containing methane, which is a type of gas. 

The researchers think the bodies of methane on Titan form in much the same way as waterways on Earth, through a process similar to ​the water cycle​. They also think that because Titan is so similar to Earth, it could be a clue that the moon has life living on it