Ganesa Macula

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Ganesha (disambiguation).
Ganesa Macula
Ganesa Macula.jpg
Ganesa Macula imaged by Cassini radar.
Feature type Macula
Eponym Ganesha

Ganesa Macula is a dark feature on Saturn's moon Titan. It is named after the Hindu god Ganesha.

Ganesa was formerly tentatively identified as a cryovolcanic dome: the result of a mixture of water and ammonia erupting from the center of the dome and spreading out to form a pancake-like deposit. However, topographical data have since shown that it is not in fact dome-shaped, and as a result, there is no longer any evidence that it is of volcanic origin.[1]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 50°00′N 87°18′W / 50.0°N 87.3°W / 50.0; -87.3