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Saturn’s largest moon Titan is a hazy, cold and complicated world complete with lakes of liquid methane and ethane, a nitrogen-rich atmosphere and even hydrocarbon dunes

Titan’s fields of dunes cover an area about the size of the United States, according to NASA. An image taken in July 2015 by the Cassini spacecraft reveals two of the dune regions, called Fensal in the north and Aztlan in the south, the space agency said.

Cassini captured this image of the large moon from a distance of 450,000 miles away

“Cassini’s cameras have frequently monitored the surface of Titan (3,200 miles or 5,150 kilometers across) to look for changes in its features over the course of the mission,” NASA said in a statement Read more…

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