Trivia

Hard

What Is The Only Other Body In Our Solar System With Surface Liquid?

Europa
Titan
Mercury
Mars

Answer: Titan

In a survey of the planets and moons across our solar system, surface liquid is a rare find. Outside of the the abundant lakes and oceans found on Earth there is only one other place in the entire system with stable bodies of surface liquids.

Among all the bodies, only Titan–the sixth moon of Saturn–is known to have consistent liquid bodies. For years scientists had theorized about bodies of liquid hydrocarbons on the surface of the large moon but lacked the tools to confirm them. Information gleaned from the Voyager 1 and 2 probes indicated that the atmosphere was suitably dense enough to support surface liquids, observations from the Hubble telescope confirmed liquid methane, and then the Cassini mission confirmed the presence of large lakes of liquid methane near the poles.

Further observations revealed that the lakes are extremely shallow, averaging only a few meters in depth and that the surface of the lakes varies by an average of merely a few millimeters–indicating the liquid is extremely viscous, that there is little surface wind, or both.

Trivia

Hard

The Phenomenon Wherein Trying To Hide Information Makes It More Public Is Known As?

Trivia

Hard

Banknotes Originated In Which Country?

Trivia

Very Hard

In 1910, America Seriously Considered Setting Up Large Scale Ranches For Farming?

Trivia

Easy

Which Company Is The Most Valuable In The History Of The World?

Trivia

Hard

Which Of These Popular Side-Scrolling Video Games Was Created As Satire?

Trivia

Hard

Rather Than Buy Locally, It’s Cheaper To Fly Roundtrip From Australia To The US For What?

Trivia

Hard

Which Plant Is Used For Nuclear Disaster Remediation?

Trivia

Hard

Tamagotchis, The Fad “Pocket Pet” Toy That Swept The Late 1990s, Was Created By What Company?

Trivia

Easy

The Most Critical Feature Of A Gargoyle Is That It Is?

Trivia

Very Hard

What Is The Largest Spacecraft to Perform an Autonomous Earth Orbit and Reentry?