Scratching the Surface: Labyrinths on Titan

Mar 7, 2018

Labyrinths in Space? Yes, the elaborate mazes of Greek mythology may not just be a human invention. 

Welcome to Scratching the Surface with Caitlin Ahrens, the Pluto Manager at the University of Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Science.

Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI

Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is host to a strange and jagged terrain and forms, in some areas, deep walls that crisscross to make maze-like patterns. In this episode Caitlin breaks down the unusual lunar corridors and how a group of scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are on the hunt to find what causes this anomaly.  

Scratching the Surface airs Fridays at 2:04 pm. For more on the Center for Space and Planetary Science, visit spacecenter.uark.edu/