This makes Titan the only body in our solar system, other than Earth, with lakes on its surface.Read more at National Geographic.
The discovery was made on July 22, when NASA's Cassini spacecraft, now orbiting Saturn, did its 16th close flyby of Titan.
The craft zoomed some 600 miles (965 kilometers) above a strip approximately 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers) long—not to be confused with Titan's Earthlike "continent," announced last week.
Much of the terrain around the lakes looks like Earth's northern regions, says Ralph Lorenz of the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson.
Lakes found on Titan
Posted on Sunday, Jul 30 2006 @ 01:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Scientists report they have found methane lakes on Titan, Saturn's largest moon.