Three lakes of Titan and their surrounding territories, captured on Cassini radar
New research suggests that liquid methane lakes of Titan (Saturn's moon) are ideal for rowing lovers. The height of the waves reaches only 1 cm, which indicates a relatively peaceful environment.
Titan is of great interest in the scientific community, so more and more questions are raised about the need to send probes to the surface. The presence of favorable places for a safe landing only increases the possibility of creating such a mission. Low waves speak of weak winds.
Titan - the largest satellite of Saturn and a potential target for the search for life forms. In Cassini's photographs, it resembles a smooth brown ball, which is difficult to see because of the thick atmospheric layer filled with gaseous nitrogen and hydrocarbons. But on the radar images the surface ice crust is visible. On this moon, methane and ethane descend in the form of rain, replenishing deep lakes, and can erupt by icy volcanoes. Titanium has an amazing atmosphere that synthesizes complex organic molecules. It is as if we are looking into a natural laboratory capable of synthesizing life.
Titan - the largest satellite of Saturn. Clouds form an atmosphere mixed with gaseous nitrogen and hydrocarbons.
It is also believed that there is a liquid ocean hidden under the ice crust. Scientists have been able to develop a method for measuring surface roughness to the smallest detail using radar. It was tested to calculate the density of snow in Antarctica and the Arctic.
On Titan, studies were carried out on the three largest lakes: the Kraken Sea, the Sea of Liegei, and the Punga Sea. Kraken surpasses the others in scale and is estimated to be larger than the Caspian Sea. In the summer, the waves dropped to 1 cm in height and 20 cm in length.
It is important for scientists to become familiar with the climate of the moon to ensure a safe fit for the probes. While there are no official missions, but there are already many concepts that are left to only approve and give funding.