Thursday, January 4, 2007

The Methane Lakes of Titan

Titan Has Liquid Lakes, Scientists Report in Nature

It's like something from a science fiction story. But nothing is more remarkable than reality. Not only that, scientists like Carl Sagan predicted this:

Scientists report definitive evidence of the presence of lakes filled with liquid methane on Saturn's moon Titan in this week's journal Nature cover story.

That's something great about science: its predictions have a good track record in the 'coming true' department, much better than other forms of divination.

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