July 19, 2006

"Where Alph, the sacred river, ran"

The Xanadu region of Titan has rivers:

No images, yet, of "caverns measureless to man", or a "sunless sea" of liquid methane.

(Via Beyond the Beyond.)

Update, 20 July: I should have read the press release first (via Uncertain Principles). More importantly: Venus! (via The Daily Llama).

Update, 21 July: The Quantum Pontiff wonders whether Einstein's work on the physics of rivers will hold on Titan.

The Eternal Silence of These Infinite Spaces

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