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What in the world is it?
An satellite view of a multitude of lakes in Michigan? Well, no, but it is a satellite image of lakes … on Saturn’s moon Titan!
Yes, this image taken by the Cassini spacecraft on July 22, 2006, is being hailed as definitive evidence that oceans or lakes of liquid methane do indeed exist on that Saturnian moon — something predicted more than 20 years ago!
In this false-color, radar image, the lakes have been tinted blue. It shows an area about 140 kilometers (84 miles) across. The smallest details are about 500 meters (1,640 feet) across.
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.