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'Magic island' appears out of nowhere on Titan, then quickly disappears
06-22-2014, 09:46 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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A “magic island” has mysteriously appeared out of nowhere in one of the hydrocarbon seas on Saturn's giant planet-like moon, Titan, only to later disappear.

Described as a bright “transient feature” by scientists, it is not clear what the object is, or how it appeared there. Theories include that it could be the result of waves or bubbles, or even buoyant solid matter.

The sea had appeared flat and completely devoid of features, including waves prior to 2013. But then the object, dubbed “magic island” by scientists, suddenly materialised before vanishing in later images.

İmage

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scienc...55110.html
06-22-2014, 09:56 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Wow indeed. I can't get my head around hydrocarbon seas..
Liquid methane, CH4...
I'm sure it's a no smoking planet coffeetime.gif

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06-22-2014, 10:13 PM #3
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Mebbe a Titan verion of Kritterbox Island?uhoh.gif
06-22-2014, 10:20 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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I'm sure it would disappear pretty quickly if it was a plastic bottle island damned.gif
06-23-2014, 12:09 AM #5
Gumby AKA Chtumby
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The gas planets have always freaked me out. If they have no core, then they should have no gravity. So why don't they just evaporate into space.

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06-23-2014, 03:26 PM #6
yankees skier
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Swamp gas. coffeetime.gif

Biere.
06-23-2014, 03:44 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Magic swamp gas!

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06-25-2014, 02:12 AM #8
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(06-22-2014, 09:56 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Wow indeed. I can't get my head around hydrocarbon seas..
Liquid methane, CH4...
I'm sure it's a no smoking planet coffeetime.gif
Theres a planet or moon whos name escapes me at the moment with rivers of flowing butane I mean like dont light a match and so what about lightning strikes?!

İmage
06-25-2014, 02:34 AM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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(06-25-2014, 02:12 AM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  
(06-22-2014, 09:56 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Wow indeed. I can't get my head around hydrocarbon seas..
Liquid methane, CH4...
I'm sure it's a no smoking planet coffeetime.gif
Theres a planet or moon whos name escapes me at the moment with rivers of flowing butane I mean like dont light a match and so what about lightning strikes?!

I was wondering that too 13.gif



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