Spacecraft spots the tallest mountain seen on Saturn's moon Titan
March 24, 2016 - Uncategorized
Anyone up for a low-gravity hike on an icy moon?
The Cassini spacecraft, which has explored Saturn and its moons from close range for about 12 years, spotted a relatively high mountain peak on Titan, the ringed planet’s largest moon.
The mountain is about 10,948 feet tall — slightly shorter than Oregon’s Mount Hood — and was found in mountainous ridges called the Mithrim Montes, according to NASA.
“It’s not only the highest point we’ve found so far on Titan, but we think it’s the highest point we’re likely to find,” Stephen Wall, deputy lead of the Cassini radar team, said in a statement. Read more…