Monday, March 22, 2010

I Want to Kayak Here

And where's here exactly?
This is a radar image of a coastline on a sea of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The image covers an area of about 160 km by 270 km and was taken by NASA's Cassini probe that has been orbiting Saturn since 2004.
Look at the coastline -- the islands, the channels, the fjords! What a great-looking kayaking destination!
Mind you, you'll be paddling on a sea of liquid methane and ethane, so dress really warmly.


  1. Looks awe-inducing!
    Reminds me that I asked Stephanie if she can paint a scene of explorers on Jupiter's moon Europa, with a couple of kayaks and a big snowmobile-thing.

  2. Gillies Dalzell-PayneMarch 29, 2010 5:48 am

    Err - are we SURE that is Saturn? The coastline upper right looks a lot like the Cherbourg peninsula in North Western France, here on Earth (that small green planet rather a lot sun-ward of Saturn). And if that's Cap de la Hague and its lighthouse (and isn't that also the tidal race at Omanville?) then it must be the Cornish peninsula in South West England, and the Bristol Channel, above it ;-)
    Well, it certainly looks a lot like it. And the sea around there (Cornwall) feels like liquid Methane all winter long ..