The ‘Mysterious Island’ on Saturn’s Moon, Titan
Based on their analysis of data accumulated by NASA‘s Cassini space mission, scientists have observed a mysterious feature in a large sea, known as Ligeia Mare, upon the moon’s surface . This so-called “island” was first observed in Cassini images in July 2013.
For a time the feature vanished, but it reappeared in images shot by Cassini on August 21 of this year.
Between 2013 and August, the “magic island” doubled in size from 30 to 60 square miles.
Titan is the only moon in the solar system covered in a dense atmosphere. Titan experiences seasons, as Earth does. However, Titan takes 29-years to orbit the sun, along with Saturn, so each season lasts about seven of our years. The most recent change of seasons occurred in 2009, when winter turned to spring in the north, and summer to fall in the south.
You can read much about Titan, from people who know what the heck any of this means, at Science Daily here