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'Bathtub rings' around Titan's lakes might be made of alien crystals

June 27, 2019 - General

The frigid lakeshores of Saturn’s moon Titan might be encrusted with strange, unearthly minerals, according to new research being presented here.

Artistic depiction of a methane river delta on Titan
[Credit: Ron Miller]Scientists re-creating Titan-esque conditions in their laboratory have discovered new compounds and minerals not found on Earth, including a co-crystal made of solid acetylene and butane.

Acetylene and butane exist on…

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