Titan's 'Magic Island'

A mysterious object has been spotted in Ligeia Mare, the polar sea on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. The object has been dubbed a 'magic island'. Scientists spotted the 'island' while looking through images taken by the Cassini spacecraft. They noticed it was not there in earlier images, and had disappeared from pictures taken a few days later.

There is considerable uncertainty about what the object might be, but theories raised so far include icebergs, waves and gas bubbling up from the sea bed.

You can find out more about Titan and its 'magic island' by clicking on the image below. magicisland