Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that the origins of topography are very different from three planets.
Titan is now the only planet besides Earth with live broadcasts.
But in March I already had a network of rivers.
While Earth’s mountains, forged by plate tectonics have altered the trajectories of rivers in the history of our planet, or in March or Titan have experienced this phenomenon.
“While the process that created the topography of Titan is still enigmatic, this excludes some of the mechanisms we know best on Earth,” says lead author Benjamin Black, a former graduate student and now an assistant professor at City College of NY.
According to researchers, Titan is its topography – or surface elevation – to processes such as changes in the thickness of its frosty crust following the Saturn tides.
And, the team found that many features were formed on Mars early in the history of the planet.
“It is remarkable that there are three worlds of the solar system, where rivers flow into the landscape, now or in the past,” says Taylor Perron, professor of geology at the Department of Earth Sciences, atmospheric and planetary MIT (EPA) .
“There is an incredible opportunity to use the landforms that rivers created to learn the stories of these worlds are different.
The researchers used maps of the river network and the topography of Earth and Mars to help evaluate Titan’s topographical history.
While there are detailed maps for Earth and Mars, Titan’s foggy atmosphere means that all the charts on the massive moon can only show the most extensive functions
To compensate for this disparity, researchers reduced maps of Earth and Mars resolution and river systems overlapping each world.
The team scored the cards to show the direction each river seems to run.
And as rivers only flow down, they also observed some that may seem to flow according to low resolution maps, which failed to capture a mountain range or other characteristic high change in their direction.
“We know something about the river, and something about topography, and we expect rivers to interact with the topography as it evolves,” Black says.