Saturn moonsTitanIsSolar systemThe only satellite in the world with a dense atmosphere (nitrogen)methaneHave a circulation. It is also the only celestial body other than the Earth whose existence of a stable liquid has been clearly confirmed.
TitanLiquidmethaneIt has been confirmed that it is raining and the sea is present, but in the Arctic, “KrakenLiquid called “sea”methaneThere is the largest sea of this satellite made of ethane, ethane and nitrogen.
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Saturn’s largest satellite “Titan” surrounded by nitrogen gas
Saturn’s largest satelliteTitanIs wrapped in nitrogen gas and looks hazy.
However, under such clouds, a landscape like the earth is spreading.liquidmethaneThe river of ethane and ethane flows, and the lake and the sea are praised.
The depth of oceans and lakes has been measured, but it is the largest ocean in the Arctic.KrakenThe sea wasn’t there yet.
Analyze data from the Cassini spacecraft to explore the depth of the ocean
『Journal of Geophysical Research“(20 yearsDecember 11thThe research published in (Attachment) is based on the Cassini spacecraft.TitanAnd the lastflyCollected when making a buydataIt is an analysis of.
HoweverKrakenIt is said that the sea was too deep to confirm the reflection from the seabed.KrakenThe seawater of the seaMalayIf it has the same ingredients as the cove,100MeterThat is all.At the deepest point300MeterIt was speculated that there was.
Component analysis of the Kraken Sea
According to it, seawatermethaneIt is made up of 70%, 16% nitrogen and 14% ethane, and was found to be similar to the second largest Ligeia Sea.
KrakenIt has been thought that the ocean is very large and extends to lower latitudes, so it may have more ethane than other oceans. It seems surprising to researchers that they betrayed such expectations and were almost the same as other oceans.
The origin of the mysterious methane
TitanThe sunlight that reaches the earth100It’s only about one-third, but it’s always contained in the atmospheremethaneContinues to change to ethane.1000By the time millions have passedTitanFrom the surface of the earthmethaneIs believed to be completely lost.
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