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Mountains of Titan

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zorg.ch
#97078 by @ 15.12.2006 00:00 - nach oben -
Mountains of Titan


Explanation:

Peering
through
the thick, hazy atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon,
an infrared camera onboard the
Cassini spacecraft
recorded this view of the tallest mountains ever seen
on Titan.

Captured during a flyby in late October,
the high resolution,
false-color
mosaic
shows a mountain range about
150 kilometers long and about 1.5 kilometers high - likened to the
Sierra Nevada
mountain range of the western United States,
planet Earth.

Along Titan's mountain ridges lie bright deposits, thought to be
methane
snow or other organic material.

The icy mountains of Titan were
probably formed like Earth's
mid-ocean ridges, from material
welling up to fill gaps
created as surface
tectonic
plates
spread apart.




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zorg.ch
#97081 by @ 15.12.2006 11:06 - nach oben -
uf de battlestar galactica chönntets das bild jetzt scharfmache und denn würd me es gsicht gseh!
zorg.ch
#97086 by @ 15.12.2006 11:39 - nach oben -
da chönteds au i eine vo dene tuusige CSI serie!