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PostPosted: Mon, 23-06-14, 17:06 GMT 
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Mysterious 'Magic Island' appears on Saturn's moon Titan
...then it disappeared again.

Could be waves, bubbles of gas being released from the seafloor, floating solids or suspended "silt".


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The 4th for me (suspended solid). Maybe with a more perperdicular light (like it seem) the gases are more transparent to the RADAR and silt-alike stuffs are visibles... :? i.e. in water a little submerged gray reef is seen more dark from a boat close to it than seen from an cape-hill perperdicular to it.

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Well that sophisticated feature does NOT yet appear in my latest Titan texture ;-) ...Thanks, Andrew, for pointing it out. Did anyone estimate the size of the island? While radar evidences are well-known to be ambiguous, the evidence for some well-defined, time-dependent "roughness" seems very solid.

How about some relative of "Nessi", the Loch Ness monster? :°

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How about some relative of "Nessi", the Loch Ness monster? :°

Pity it wasn't in the Kraken Sea, really... :)

Supplementary figure 1 of the Nature paper (Hofgartner et al. 2014) shows it with scale bars, using the GIMP measure tool I estimate about 15 km × 8 km for the main chunk of it.


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unfortunately the PDS time cutoff right now is
2013-05-25 12:16:01
there are no newer radar updates
http://pds-imaging.jpl.nasa.gov/search/index.jsp

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