A new study has revealed that Kraken Mare, the biggest hydrocarbon sea on Saturn’s huge moon Titan could be as deep as 115 feet or perhaps more. This was possible because of the NASA’s Saturn-orbiting Cassini probe which was making radar measurement along the 25 mile stretch of Kraken Mare’s eastern shore which revealed that the depths were from 66 feet to 115 feet.
However Cassini had probed only a small section of Kraken Mare which is an area near the mouth of a flooded river valley.
Kraken Mare is a huge sea of ethane and methane near the Titan’s North Pole. The sea measures 154,000 square miles, making it about five times bigger than North America’s Lake Superior.
The Cassini spacecraft took the latest measurements during a flyby across Titan on August 21. The spacecraft saw two bright objects in the Kraken Mare which resembled islands. Something similar was also observed in Ligeia Mare, another large Titan sea.