A Good Week for Waves Continues

‘Waves’ detected on Titan moon’s lakes

Dr Barnes, from the University of Idaho in Moscow, US, used a mathematical model to investigate whether the features in the image were compatible with waves.

“We think we’ve found the first waves outside the Earth,” he told the meeting.

“What we’re seeing seems to be consistent with waves at just a few locations in Punga Mare [with a slope] of six degrees.”

He said other possibilities, such as a wet mudflat, could not be ruled out.