Tidal effects of disconnected hydrocarbon seas on Titan

  title={Tidal effects of disconnected hydrocarbon seas on Titan},
  author={Stanley F. Dermott and Carl E. Sagan},
THERMODYNAMIC and photochemical arguments1–4 suggest that Titan, the largest satellite of Saturn, has a deep ocean of liquid hydrocarbons. At visible wavelengths, Titan's surface is obscured by a thick stratospheric haze, but radar observations5–7 have revealed large regions of high surface reflectivity that are inconsistent with a global hydrocarbon ocean. Titan's surface has also been imaged at infrared wavelengths8–10, and the highest-resolution data (obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope… Expand

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