Science and Exploration

Titan’s Ligeia Mare

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
June 17, 2013
Filed under , , , ,
Titan’s Ligeia Mare
Ligeia Mare, Titan

Ligeia Mare, shown here in a false-color image from the international Cassini mission, is the second largest known body of liquid on Saturn’s moon Titan. It measures roughly 420 km x 350 km and its shorelines extend for over 3,000 km. It is filled with liquid hydrocarbons, such as ethane and methane.
The mosaic shown here is composed from synthetic aperture radar images from flybys between February 2006 and April 2007.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA and ASI, the Italian space agency.

Download hi-res version.

SpaceRef co-founder, entrepreneur, writer, podcaster, nature lover and deep thinker.