Saturn’s massive moon Titan is an enigmatic place; and it seems to be throwing more and more surprises for those who are interested in exploring it. Apart from being the sole body beyond Earth that has an impenetrable nitrogen propertied atmosphere. It also entails Methane lakes on its facet and methane clouds in its atmosphere.
This hydrological-cycle where methane is transmuted from a liquid to a gas and reversed process again is corresponding to the water cycle here on Earth. Thanks to the NASA/ESA Cassini-Huygens mission, which ceased on September 15th when the craft collides into Saturn’s atmosphere. We have cultivated lot of things about this moon in contemporary years.
The current find which was made by a team of UCLA planetary scientists and geologists are connected to Titan’s methane rain storms. Regardless of being an unusual happening, these rainstorms can evidently become preferably paramount.
Led by Saun P. Faulk a graduate student at UCLA’s Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, the team carried out simulations of Titan’s rainfall to regulate how utmost weather events have molded the moon’s surface. They discovered that acute methane rainstorms inundate the Moon’s icy surface in the same manner that intense rainstorms molds Earth’s rocky surface.
On Earth fierce rainstorms execute a major role in geological progression. When there is an incessant rainfall, storms can prompt massive flows of water that carry sediments into the low areas where it configures cone-shaped characteristics known as alluvial fans.