Last look at the seas and lakes of Titan

During more than 13 years of being in the Saturn system, the Cassini station performed 127 close spans of its satellite Titan. This interest is not surprising. Titan is the only satellite of the planet in the solar system with a developed atmosphere. Moreover, this is the only known body in addition to the Earth, which has permanent seas and lakes. True, they are filled not with water, but with a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons.
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In honor of the first anniversary of the completion of the work of Cassini, the mission staff published the latest close image of Titan. It was made on September 11, 2017. Four days after that, the station burned down in the atmosphere of Saturn.
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Image is composite. It is made up of images taken with the Cassini narrow-angle camera using a filter at a wavelength of 958 nm. The ability to take photographs in the near-infrared range allowed the station to break through the surrounding Titan haze and examine its surface.
The photo shows some of the seas of Titan. They are concentrated in the region of the north pole of the satellite. In the center of the image you can see the Sea of ​​Pungi. This is the northernmost of the seas of Titan, it is close to the pole. To the right is the Kraken Sea. It is the largest reservoir of liquid on Titan. Its length is 1170 km, the area is about 400 thousand km2. This is only slightly less than the Caspian Sea. Below you can see the Sea of ​​Liegei. Its area is about 100 thousand km2.
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Several clouds were also caught in the picture (small bright spots above the Sea of ​​Liegei). According to experts, they are much smaller than what was observed above the south pole of the satellite during the local summer. So far, scientists do not know what caused the difference in the number of clouds above the poles of Titan.

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