Thursday, January 10, 2013

Floating Ice on Titan Lakes?

This artist's concept envisions what hydrocarbon ice forming on a liquid hydrocarbon sea of Saturn's moon Titan might look like. A new model from scientists on NASA's Cassini mission suggests that clumps of methane-and-ethane-rich ice — shown here as the lighter-colored clusters — could float under some conditions. 

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/USGS

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