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Mysterious ‘Magic Islands' on Saturn's Titan Moon May Have Just Been Explained

Scientists had a few possible explanations for transient features spotted on Saturn's largest moon, but a new study points to a theory that may prove to be the most likely reason: Titan's seas are bubbling with nitrogen.

Published On 03/17/2017
2:00 PM EDT
This composite image shows an infrared view of Saturn's moon Titan from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's ''T-114'' flyby on Nov. 13, 2015. Credit: NASA