Setting Sail for the Kraken Sea

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If you haven’t yet watched the new Cosmos show with Neil deGrasse Tyson, you might want to check it out.

I caught the second episode recently. Turns out, there’s a giant lake of methane and ethane on Titan, the moon of Saturn. It’s called the Kraken Sea, and it’s the size of the Caspian Sea on Earth. That’s it up above, in all its radar-y glory.

To recap: Saturn has its own moon that’s so big it’s called Titan and it has actual lakes of liquid methane and one of them is named after the Kraken, and we know about it because we shot science there on a rocket. This is a real thing in a real place. This is the universe we live in.

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That is all.

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