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Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons, has lakes around its equator, new results from NASA's Cassini probe shows.
Scientists previously thought puddles and lakes could only form in the moon's polar regions. Like Earth, Titan has hydrology cycles, with methane or ethane, taking on the role of water.
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The surprising discovery begs the question of where the liquid came from. Cassini has only found it raining in Titan's equatorial regions once, leading scientists to suspect that the lakes aren't being replenished by rainfall.
"A likely supplier is an underground aquifer," said Cassini scientist Caitlin Griffith, with the University of Arizona, Tucson. "In essence, Titan may have oases."