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NASA’s Cassini discovers shockingly deep lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan

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It's been well over a year since NASA's incredibly trusty Cassini probe performed its final act, plunging into Saturn's atmosphere where it was obliterated by the intense friction. It was a bittersweet day for the astronomy community, but the wealth of information Cassini gathered during its over 13 years orbiting Saturn is still yielding new discoveries.

In a new paper published in Nature Astronomy, researchers on the Cassini project reveal that the spacecraft's bounty of radar data now shows that Saturn's moon Titan are even more special than scientists already realized. The moon's lakes, which were observed by Cassini during its final pass in 2017, are far deeper than anyone thought.

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