Now that’s what I call an extraterrestrial lake!

We’ve been waiting…. and hoping… and finally Cassini has delivered.


Click on the image above to access the full swath at a range of resolutions. These things are much bigger than anything previously imaged on the surface of Titan – JPL have a nice side-by-side comparison with Lake Superior in which the Titanian contender comes off pretty well (more discussion here).

The usual caveats about radar not being able to unequivocally say that these depressions are filled with liquid apply, of course, but it’s pretty exciting all the same.

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