Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Floating Ice on Titan Lakes?
This artist's concept envisions what hydrocarbon ice forming on a liquid hydrocarbon sea of Saturn's moon Titan might look like. A new model from scientists on NASA's Cassini mission suggests that clumps of methane-and-ethane-rich ice — shown here as the lighter-colored clusters — could float under some conditions. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/USGS.