Sand dunes on Titan, upper image, and on Earth

May 4, 2006

Cassini radar sees sand dunes on Saturn's giant moon Titan (upper photo) that are sculpted like Namibian sand dunes on Earth (lower photo). The bright features in the upper radar photo are not clouds but topographic features among the dunes.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL - upper photo; NASA/JSC - lower photo

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