Titanís riverbeds show a terrain built more like Mars than Earth

Washington DC (SPX) May 19, 2017 An assessment of ancient drainage systems on Earth, Mars and Titan provides new insights into the topography-generating mechanisms on planetary bodies. The results illustrate the diverse geological processes affecting these bodies and their river networks. The movement of liquids such as water across a planetary surface forms rivers, signatures of which can be seen even long after the liqu

Ancient rivers show lack of plate tectonics on Mars and Titan

Unlike the topography of Earth, that of Mars and Titan was largely created by planet-wide processes such as thermal expansion, writes Andrew Masterson.

Thu 18 May 17 from Cosmos Magazine

Study finds history of Titan's landscape resembles that of Mars, not Earth

The environment on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, may seem surprisingly familiar: Clouds condense and rain down on the surface, feeding rivers that flow into oceans and lakes. Outside of Earth, ...

Thu 18 May 17 from Phys.org

River channels on three worlds reveal a history of shifting landscapes

Earth, Mars, and Titan all have channels, but different geologic pasts.

Fri 19 May 17 from Ars Technica

Titan's surface is more like MARS, not Earth, study finds

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that the topographic history of Titan more closely resembles Mars, as neither has recently undergone plate tectonics. ...

Fri 19 May 17 from Daily Mail

Rivers of Saturn's Moon Titan Reveal Mars-Like Evolution

The evolution of the hydrocarbon-rich surface on Saturn's largest moon Titan may have more in common with that of Mars' dusty landscape than with Earth's dynamic geology, scientists said.

Thu 18 May 17 from SPACE.com

Rivers on Three Worlds Tell Different Tales

Fri 19 May 17 from Laboratory Equipment

Experts explain origins of topographic relief on Earth, Mars and Titan

The surfaces of Earth, Mars, and Titan, Saturn's largest moon, have all been scoured by rivers. Yet despite this similarity and the amazingly Earth-like landscapes of Titan complete with valleys, ...

Fri 19 May 17 from Eurekalert

Deciphering the fluid floorplan of a planet

Washington DC (SPX) May 19, 2017 An assessment of ancient drainage systems on Earth, Mars and Titan provides new insights into the topography-generating mechanisms on planetary bodies. The ...

Fri 19 May 17 from SpaceDaily

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