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Glint of sunlight confirms liquid on Titan

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WOW! A genuine discovery, this is real cool!

www.astronomynow.com/news/n0912/18titan/

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A picture is worth a thousand words - that is really great to see!

This only adds to what I already regarded as quite an eventful week.

There are the rocky "Super Earths" posted elsewhere on this forum.

The coldest place in the solar system for which we have a measured temperature (recently measured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) is in a crater (Hermite) on our moon (at -249C which is the surface temperature one would expect beyond the kuiper belt):

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8416749.stm

We *may* have detected the first direct evidence of dark matter impacting the Earth:

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8420089.stm

But seeing a glint off a lake on Titan is -as you say - "cool"...

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re:Glint of sunlight confirms liquid on Titan

This is verry cool! B)
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