Woytchugga Lacuna

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Cassini view of Titan's north polar seas and lakes in the near infrared.

Woytchugga Lacuna is one of the largest lakes of Titan.

It is located at 68°53′ N and 109°00′ W[1] on Titan's surface and at 449 km in length it is the longest Titanean lake and third longest body of a number of "hydro-carbon lakes" found on Saturn's largest moon". The lake is composed of liquid ethane and methane,[2] and was detected by the Cassini–Huygens space probe.
Indications are that it is an intermittent lake and so was named in 2013 after Lake Woytchugga near Wilcannia, Australia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Woytchugga Lacuna". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. International Astronomical Union (IAU). 3 December 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Athéna Coustenis, F. W. Taylor Titan: Exploring an Earthlike World. (World Scientific, 2008) pp. 154–155. ISBN 978-981-270-501-3.