Wednesday, February 16, 2005

First impact crater positively id'd on Titan?

The images of Titan from Cassini's latest flyby are starting to be relayed back to Earth and the first results of the radar mapping of the surface have just been posted by NASA. The radar mosaic reveals a large (440km diameter) annular structure on Titan's surface, possibly a large impact crater. If confirmed, this would be the first impact structure positively identified on the moon's surface.


Credit: NASA/JPL

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