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Da Nile ain’t just a river on Titan

(Click image for more info )PASADENA, Calif. – Scientists with NASA’s Cassini mission have spotted what appears to be a miniature, extraterrestrial likeness of Earth’s Nile River: a river valley on Saturn’s moon Titan that stretches more than 200 miles (400 kilometers) from its “headwaters” to a large sea. It is the first time images have revealed a river system this vast and in such high resolution anywhere other than Earth.

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  1. StevoR says

    @1. F [disappearing] : Similar looking course and extent I guess?

    Or perhaps the Titanian pyramids and sphinx* on its banks! (Psst. Don’t tell Hoagland.) ;-)

    Great find although I wouldn’t want to swim in its waters – not without a *really* well-heated spacesuit anyhow. (Would that suit make me too buoyant to swim there?)

    Wonder if this Titanian “nile” has got a name yet and whether they’ll pick one that echoes its Nile resemblance? Maybe we should name it the Tenial / Tenile maybe? ;-)

    * No, not really.

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