Titan's surface is more like MARS, not Earth: Study reveals plate tectonics are NOT to blame for elevated features on Saturn's largest moon



With methane rivers and hydrocarbon lakes, Saturn’s largest moon is often referred to as Earth’s ‘toxic twin.’
But according to a new study, the topographic history of Titan more closely resembles Mars.
Unlike Earth, researchers found that neither Titan nor Mars have experienced active plate tectonics in the recent past, indicating that other processes are responsible for their surface features.
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TITAN: EARTH'S 'TOXIC TWIN' Aside from Earth, Titan is the only place in the solar system known to have rivers, rainfall and seas - and possibly even waterfalls.
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19 May 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 49
Source: Daily Mail
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