Fly Over The Methane Lakes of Saturn’s Moon Titan
Like Minnesota, but with more liquid methane
Here on Earth, we tend to think of methane as a smelly byproduct of gas production and cow farts. On Saturn’s moon Titan, it’s in liquid form and is the primary ingredient in some big lakes, according to the results of a new study using data gathered from when NASA’s Cassini probe flew by the moon between 2007 and 2015. And to help us puny Earthlings better visualize these great methane ponds, NASA released the following video animation of what it’s like to fly over Titan’s northern hemisphere. Spoiler: it was all yellow.