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Lakes On Saturn's Moon Titan Spotted By NASA's Cassini Probe. Titan more closely resembles Earth than any other planet or moon in our solar system, with a dense atmosphere and stable liquids on its surface. But Titan's clouds, lakes and rain are made up of hydrocarbons, such as ethane and methane, rather than water.

LOOK: Otherworldly Lakes Spotted On Distant Moon

Almost all of the hydrocarbon seas and lakes on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan cluster around the north pole, as can be seen in this mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission: NASA/ JPL -Caltech/SSI/JHUAPL/Univ. of Arizona

Geysers of water ice erupt from Saturn's moon Enceladus, the plumes are backlit by the sun while moon’s dark side is illuminated by reflected light from Saturn. The Cassini spacecraft flew right through the plumes to let its instruments 'taste' them.

Geysers of water ice erupt from Enceladus. Our next possibility to find out if the life is common or rare fenomena in the universe.

Titan Polar Vortex April 16, 2013 The recently formed south polar vortex stands out in the color-swaddled atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in this natural color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Titan Polar Vortex April 2013 The recently formed south polar vortex stands out in the color-swaddled atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in this natural color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

タイタンは土星最大の衛星で、直径約5150km。窒素とメタンの分厚い大気に覆われ、地表温度はマイナス170度。地球のような水循環はないものの、メタンなどの炭化水素が液体状態で存在していると考えられている。特にカッシーニ土星探査機のこれまでの観測で、タイタンの北極には多数のメタンの湖が集中して存在していることが確認されている。

カッシーニ土星探査機、土星の衛星タイタンの湖を撮影

This false-color mosaic, made from infrared data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, reveals the differences in the composition of surface materials around hydrocarbon lakes at Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech Univ.

Titan is the largest moon of Saturn. It is the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere,[10] and the only object in space other than Earth where clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found.[11]

Image of Saturn's moon Titan surface from Huygens probe - the only image from the surface of a planetary body outside the inner Solar System.

Titán, uno de los satélites de Saturno, es un mundo muy intrigante. Podría tener vida, pero muy diferente a la que conocemos en la Tierra... #astronomia #ciencia

Titán, la esperanza de la vida

Titan (or Saturn VI) is the largest moon of Saturn. It is the only natural satellite known to have a dense atmosphere, and the only object other than Earth for which clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found.

mage: Neptune the windiest planet as captured by Voyager 2 in 1989. Credit: Voyager 2, NASA.

mage: Neptune the windiest planet as captured by Voyager 2 in Credit: Voyager NASA.

The Color of Darkness, with a sliver of Tethys

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The Sun.

zerostatereflex: Detailed View of a Solar Eclipse Corona “Only in the fleeting darkness of a total solar eclipse is the light of the solar corona easily visible.

Jupiter's moon Io is the most volcanically active world in the Solar System, with hundreds of volcanoes, some erupting lava fountains up to 250 miles high. - Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

250 Mile High Lava Plumes Photographed, Io's Volcanoes Confound Astronomers, Theories Overturned

This five-frame sequence of images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, passing Jupiter en route to Pluto, captures the giant plume from Io’s Tvashtar volcano. Image credits: NASA/JHU Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute.

Saturn’s Moon Iapetus has a unique feature which was, until recently, a complete mystery. Running along its equator is this weird ridge of mountains. The mountains run exactly along the equator, are perfectly straight, and—so far—...

The great equatorial ridge on Saturn's moon Iapetus is arguably the most perplexing landform in the solar system. The ridge is a mountain range up to 20 km tall and sitting on the equator of Iapetus, and explaining its creation is an unresolved challenge.

"Gabriela Mistral Nebula", another nebula that evokes a pareidolia, in this case the face of the Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral: madrigal mystery and light.

Rima Ariadaeus, a linear rile (a surface channel thought to be formed by lava) on the Moon’s surface, as photographed from Apollo 10. Credit: NASA

Rima Ariadaeus, a linear rile (a surface channel thought to be formed by lava) on the Moon’s surface, as photographed from Apollo Credit: NASA

Pluto may look like Neptune’s moon Triton (shown), possibly plucked from Pluto’s neighborhood.

Rendezvous with Pluto

"The surface of Neptune's moon Triton is young and ice covered, with evidence for volcanic plains, as well as mounds and round pits built by icy lava flows. Its odd orbit led astronomers to suspect Triton might be Pluto's twin.

Inquietante...el bien, el mal, y la Tierra en medio...

awesome Huge Space Telescope Needed to Seek Life on Alien Planets & Space Art pic

Phobos one of the moons of Mars by Stuart Rankin | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Phobos one of the moons of Mars by Stuart Rankin - Mars has 2 moons that are small & irregularly-shapedd. I wonder also if planets with multiple moons are more or less likely to have signs of life?

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