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Appearance of the lakes on Titan

  1. Mar 4, 2008 #1
    If you could be there to have a look, what would their color be? How transparent would they be? What would the waves be like in the lower gravity?
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  3. Mar 4, 2008 #2
    Well, considering the lower gravity the waves would certainly be slower than here on earth.

    You can keep this as sort of a general guideline: Everthing, which is driven by gravity, will happen slower with less gravity.
  4. Mar 4, 2008 #3
    I think liquid ethane and methane are clear... and I guess they would reflect the dark red sky of Titan.

    I remember reading a Kim Stanley Robinson novel (The Memory of Whiteness?) which had a part about people surfing the waves on a methane lake on an asteroid.
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