A river runs through it — on Titan

The Cassini probe, in orbit around Saturn, has captured a new radar image showing a long river on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. From the European Space Agency: "The international Cassini mission has spotted what appears to be a miniature extraterrestrial version of the Nile River: a river valley on Saturn’s moon Titan that stretches more …

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Around the Web — 5/19/2012

Mitt Romney's Environmental Platform -- Ummm, Mitt Romney doesn't seem to have an environmental platform. The menu at mittromney.com doesn't have "Environment" as an option. There isn't anything substantial about the environment that I could find on the site. I am a conservative, and will vote for Romney in November. But why can't we have …

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Lunar topography

From NASA: LRO Camera Team Releases High Resolution Global Topographic Map of Moon. The science team that oversees the imaging system on board NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has released the highest resolution near-global topographic map of the moon ever created. This new topographic map, from Arizona State University in Tempe, shows the surface shape …

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Tharsis Tholus from Mars Express

From the European Space Agency: Battered Tharsis Tholus volcano on Mars The latest image released from Mars Express reveals a large extinct volcano that has been battered and deformed over the aeons. By Earthly standards, Tharsis Tholus is a giant, towering 8 km above the surrounding terrain, with a base stretching over 155 x 125 …

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