The Extraterrestrial Seas Of Titan

The Extraterrestrial Seas Of Titan

The lakes and seas on Titan aren't full of water. Instead, they brim with liquid hydrocarbons, such as methane and ethane. These hydrocarbons don't freeze in the moon's average surface temperature of minus 180 degrees Celsius.

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from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    Titan's hydrocarbon seas are named after mythical creatures. (0:16)

  • 2

    Nearly all of the liquid on Titan is located in the moon's northern hemisphere. (0:43)

  • 3

    The largest of Titan's lakes are about 50 km across. (0:54)

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