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Ephemeral lakes on Titan and Earth

Date: 19 April 2012
Satellite: Cassini
Copyright: Cassini radar image: JPL/NASA. Envisat radar image: ESA. Composite image: LPGNantes.

Ontario Lacus is Titan's largest lake in its southern hemisphere. It is an ephemeral lake that resembles Etosha Pan in Namibia, Africa. On Titan the liquid is made of hydrocarbons, whereas on Earth it is made of water.

Last Update: 06 September 2017

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