Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Glint of a Distant Lake

Lake Glint on Titan
This wonderful Cassini image, via Sky & Telescope, shows reflected sun glinting off Kraken Mare, an ethane lake on Titan.

The Ethane Lakes of Titan ... how cool is that?

And a Merry Christmas to all, or its like, by whatever custom you celebrate this solstitial holiday!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beach party! I'll bring the fireworks!

Ian_M

Anonymous said...

Wow...the most exclusive beach-front property ever!

Ferrell

Thucydides said...

And singing "Silent Night" on this lake front would be pretty cool during the Christmas season as well.

Exploration is still the gift that keeps on giving!

Carla said...

Very cool! Probably in both senses of the word :-)

Happy Christmas and New Year to you.

Rick said...

I love most of all how it 'ethane lakes of Titan' sounds straight out of an old time serial!

Jean Remy said...

That's no beach!

"Hawkeye" Pierce would have a field day building the largest still ever on that thing. Anyone for Titan Gin? 99% alcohol in weight. Breathalyzer test mandatory at the spaceport.

Rick said...

Living inside a booze bottle, as it were ...

Bernita said...

Merry Christmas, Rick, and the best of New Years.

Rick said...

Thank you, Bernita - the same to you, and a Happy New Year to all!