Possible explosion crater origin of small lake basins with raised rims on Titan

  title={Possible explosion crater origin of small lake basins with raised rims on Titan},
  author={Giuseppe Mitri and Jonathan I. Lunine and Marco Mastrogiuseppe and Valerio Poggiali},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  pages={791 - 796}
The Cassini mission discovered lakes and seas comprising mostly methane in the polar regions of Titan. Lakes of liquid nitrogen may have existed during the epochs of Titan’s past in which methane was photochemically depleted, leaving a nearly pure molecular nitrogen atmosphere and, thus, far colder temperatures. The modern-day small lake basins with sharp edges have been suggested to originate from dissolution processes, due to their morphological similarity to terrestrial karstic lakes. Here… 

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