12. Saturn's Moon, Titan

12. Saturn's Moon, Titan

Courtesy ofNASA/JPL

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA09183


This false-color image of Titan shows bodies of liquid near the north pole. These features are commonly associated with lakes on Earth, such as islands, bays, inlets, and channels. The lakes are most likely liquid methane and ethane.
The lakes on Titan are widespread and at least one lake is larger than Lake Superior on the U.S./Canadian border. It covers and area of about 100,000 square km (about 39,000 square miles). Analysis of the data indicates that the bodies of liquid may be tens of meters in depth.