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To sink or swim in Titan’s lakes

Flotation of aerosols as a film on the hydrocarbon lakes of Saturn’s moon Titan may explain the lakes’ stillness, and could influence the atmospheric hydrocarbon cycle.

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Fig. 1: Lakes and seas in the North polar region of Titan.

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