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There are Ring-Like Formations Around the Lakes on Titan

There are Ring-Like Formations Around the Lakes on Titan

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Some lakes on Titan have ring-like shapes around them, and scientists are trying to find out how they formed. Understanding how they formed may tell us something about how the entire region they’re in, including the lakes, formed. The ring-shaped features are found around pools and lakes at Titan’s polar regions. Thanks to the Cassini…
Methane-Filled Lakes on Titan are “Remarkably Deep”

Methane-Filled Lakes on Titan are “Remarkably Deep”

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The Cassini mission to Saturn and its moons wrapped up in 2017, when the spacecraft was sent plunging into the gas giant to meet its end. But there’s still a lot of data from the mission to keep scientists busy. A team of scientists working with Cassini data have made a surprising discovery: Titan’s methane-filled…
Apple laid off 200 individuals from its self-driving cars and truck system Task Titan

Apple laid off 200 individuals from its self-driving cars and truck...

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Apple has laid off 200 people from its secretive self-driving car division Project Titan, CNBC reported. An Apple spokesman confirmed the departures to CNBC, and said some other employees impacted by the restructure were moving to other parts of Apple. "We have an incredibly talented team working on autonomous systems and associated technologies at Apple.…
How Habitable is Titan? NASA is Sending Out the Titan Dragonfly Helicopter to Learn

How Habitable is Titan? NASA is Sending Out the Titan Dragonfly...

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There are few places in the Solar System which are as fascinating as Saturn’s moon Titan. It’s a world with a thicker atmosphere than Earth. Where it’s so cold that it rains ammonia, forming lakes, rivers and seas. Where water ice forms mountains.  Like Europa and Encleadus, Titan could have an interior ocean of liquid…
NASA is Returning to Saturn’s Moon Titan, this Time With a Nuclear Battery-Powered Quadcopter

NASA is Returning to Saturn’s Moon Titan, this Time With a...

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The official announcement has been made. NASA is sending the Dragonfly, its rotary-winged flying robot, to Titan. We’ll have to control our excitement for a while, though. The launch date isn’t until 2026. The Dragonfly is a technological marvel. It’ll have 8 rotors that operate in 4 pairs, and it’ll be powered by a Multi-Mission…
A Jarful of Titan Might Educate Us A Lot About Life There, and Right here On Earth

A Jarful of Titan Might Educate Us A Lot About Life...

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Titan is a distant, exotic, and dangerous world. It’s frigid temperatures and hydrocarbon chemistry is like nothing else in the Solar System. Now that NASA is heading there, some researchers are getting a jump on the mission by recreating Titan’s chemistry in jars. In June NASA announced their Dragonfly mission to Titan. Dragonfly is a…
Lakes on Titan May Have Actually Unique Crystals Encrusted Around Their Shores

Lakes on Titan May Have Actually Unique Crystals Encrusted Around Their...

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Titan is a mysterious, strange place for human eyes. It’s a frigid world, with seas of liquid hydrocarbons, and a structure made up of layers of water, different kinds of ice, and a core of hydrous silicates. It may even have cryovolcanoes. Adding to the odd nature of Saturn’s largest moon is the presence of…
Talk about How Habitable is Titan? NASA is Sending Out the Titan Dragonfly Helicopter to Discover by jiharmer

Talk about How Habitable is Titan? NASA is Sending Out the...

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There are few places in the Solar System which are as fascinating as Saturn’s moon Titan. It’s a world with a thicker atmosphere than Earth. Where it’s so cold that it rains ammonia, forming lakes, rivers and seas. Where water ice forms mountains.  Like Europa and Encleadus, Titan could have an interior ocean of liquid…
Like Titan, Pluto’s atmosphere is hazy, but for a different reason

Like Titan, Pluto’s atmosphere is hazy, but for a different reason

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Enlarge / Pluto's atmosphere is fairly hazy. Saturn’s moon Titan is distinctive, in part for its orange-ish and hazy atmosphere. It’s virtually impossible to see surface features because the haze is so opaque in the visible portion of the spectrum; what we know of it comes from things like radar imagery, instead. The haze is…
Lots of strange things about Saturn can be explained by a destroyed moon

Lots of strange things about Saturn can be explained by a...

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Saturn is an unusual planet in some obvious ways, most notably its extensive ring system. But it's also strange in some less obvious ways: The rings appear to be far, far younger than the planet, and they stay stably in the plane of Saturn's orbit while the planet's axis of rotation wobbles around dramatically. A…

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