Saturn's Moon Titan May Have Subsurface Ocean Of Hydrocarbons

Monday, April 6, 2009 - 09:21 in Astronomy & Space

Saturn's largest moon, Titan, may have a subterranean ocean of hydrocarbons and some topsy-turvy topography in which the summits of its mountains lie lower than its average surface elevation, according to new research. Titan is also more squashed in its overall shape -- like a rubber ball pressed down by a foot -- than researchers had expected.

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