Talk:NASA flyby of Saturn moon Titan produces first image of liquid on another world

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Not "first"[edit]

This is not the "first image of liquid" on another world (Titan's lakes, have, for example, been imaged before). It's the first image of a "specular reflection". Aldaron (talk) 05:38, 21 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is the first photograph. Perhaps I was a little careless with the title. Too long working in Wikimedia projects makes you think of pictures as 'images'. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 12:18, 21 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What are the Huygens images then? How are they not photographs if this is? Aldaron (talk) 21:19, 21 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Got any proof of liquid? Answer: Yes, doubtless, but not in the pictures, at a pure guess because they aimed for a dry spot. Take it up with NASA; it was their anouncement. I doubt they'd fuck it up. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 22:32, 21 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree, I doubt they would: image, image, image, image, etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Aldaron (talkcontribs) 20:19, 22 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And they say what I expected them to. They're very cautious. You know it's a lake, I know it's a lake, NASA knew they were lakes, but no-one said: "Look, there's liquid". For links one and three: "giant lake-like feature" (emphasis added) and "most likely a hydrocarbon lake" don't exactly say liquid. Second image is strongly suggestative of liquid, going so far as to proclaim that there is a lake, but again stops short of actually saying so. From the talk of possible flooding and possibly drained lakes they seem none too sure on that one. (Before saving I went back and checked that one. It's a radar image too.) On the last one the words "This radar image..." jump out at me and confirm this is not a photograph; as I said above, I can concede that I should have used a less ambiguous word. I haven't read the full of any of those descriptions but I wouldn't be surprised to discover they were all radar images. I say again: NASA said it. CNN repeated it; while I can accept that CNN are not exactly incapable of failing they are smart enough to parrot a press release properly. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:58, 22 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image replacement[edit]

File:Kraken Mare on Titan, Cassini.jpg will soon be deleted from Commons; please substitute it in the article by File:PIA12481_Titan_specular_reflection.jpg. --Túrelio (talk) 22:47, 11 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

{{editprotected}} See above. - Xbspiro (talk) 14:02, 5 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done --MarkTalk to me 14:28, 5 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]