A new research discovered that Titan has really strong winds which form hydrocarbon dunes on the surface of the Moon.
Earlier, scientists believed that winds of Titan are merely 40% strong. However, the new report dismissed all the previous researches. It states that wind of Titan is stronger than this proportion.
Titan is considered as the largest moon of Saturn. It has a comparatively dense atmosphere than the rest of the moons and planets. The atmosphere of titan is around 1.5 times dense than the current atmosphere of the Earth.
It is the only body that has liquid on its surface. However, these lakes composed of natural gases like methane and ethane rather than water.
A recent report reveals that scientists found strange sand dunes on Titan. These dunes are nearly hundred feet tall. However, these dunes are pretty different from the dunes of Mars and Earth.
The research published in Journal Nature reveals that the dunes of Titans are created with hydrocarbon. Researchers carefully examined the data accumulated from the Cassini orbiter. The orbiter has been analyzing Saturn from more than a decade. The spacecraft captured numerous images of the Titan.
The images show seas which are made up of liquid hydrocarbons. However, a few scientists believe that Titan really contains an ocean of liquid water. These oceans are likely to be situated below the frozen surface of Titan.
Devon Burr, a professor of University of Tennessee demonstrates that winds of Titan move faster than the previous supposition of scientists. The findings also describe the entire process of the formation of dune.