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Largest hydrocarbon lake in Titan's southern hemisphere, near the poles, roughly the size and shape of Lake Ontario and shaped somewhat like a footprint. The lake is extremely shallow by Earth standards, only 0.5-3 meters thick, which were shown to rise and fall with the seasons. It is also extremely flat, with waves rising no more than a dime's width, indicating virtually non-existant winds at the time of the measurements. The first observed well developed river delta flows into it. Ethane has been identified in the lake.

Ontario Lacus Web Pages

Ontario Lacus In the News

Lake Levels Found to Rise and Fall (Jul 2010)

Flyover Video Created (July 2010)

Ontario Lacus Surprisingly Shallow and Wave-Free (Dec 2010)

See Ontario Lacus, Ligeia Mare

Mentioned in Titan Musings (July 2011)

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