Scientists have observed lakes and streams on Titan before, but this river is by far the largest yet: it measures over 320km in length. That’s still 20 times shorter than the Nile, but makes the the Titan river the largest body of liquid ever observed away from Earth.
Unlike our planet though, this river doesn’t flow with water: instead, it’s a swirling mass of liquid hydrocarbons such as methane and ethane, which take a liquid state on the moon’s -170C surface. Sorry, that means inner-tubing is out. [NASA via Wired]