Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Surf's up on Titan

Nasa has recently published a fun article titled Rainbows on Titan about how a lot of earth's atmospheric and aquatic processes may have 'titanic' equivalents.

And watch out for those waves! European scientists John Zarnecki and Nadeem Ghafoor have calculated what methane waves on Titan might be like: seven times taller than typical Earth-waves (mainly because of Titan's low gravity) and three times slower, "giving surfers a wild ride," says Ghafoor.
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