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Plans to send a boat to Titan proposed

Scientists are exploring possible ways in which to send a probe to Titan that can sail on its lakes. Saturn’s moon Titan is one of the most Earth-like…

11 Moons You Should Get to Know

You may have heard already that a fifth moon was discovered orbiting Pluto. (If not, Hubble spotted a fifth moon orbiting Pluto.) We know just enough about P5 to know that it’s tiny, and it’s a moon. Here are some other wild and wonderful worlds that orbit other worlds: 1. Phobos The larger and innermost moon of [...]

Is there a subsurface ocean on Titan ?

NASA researchers believe that Titan harbours an extensive subterranean layer of liquid water. New data from the Cassini spacecraft suggests that Titan…

Rocket Pen Titan

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Is Titan causing a gap in Saturn’s rings ?

Data from the Cassini spacecraft has shown that Titan’s gravity lifts up part of the ring in a ‘tidal wave’. The rings of Saturn contain many gaps how…

Dune Sea in Mars Crater

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona The Mars┬áReconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera recently revealed fascinating shots of a dune sea of sorts in a crater of the Hellas impact basin. What has officials at NASA excited about the dunes is their symmetric nature. The dunes here are linear, thought to be due to shifting wind directions. In places, each dune [...]

The First Photograph of an Extraterrestrial Lake

The picture above was taken by NASA’s Cassini space probe of Titan, a moon of Saturn. The glint of light at the top of the moon is of a lake — the first non-Earth lake ever seen. In Popular Science, Jeremy Hsu writes: A haze of methane enshrouds Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, and prevents scientists from [...]

Sailing the seas of Titan by boat

A new expedition to Saturn’s moon Titan by as early as 2022 could see the first ever nautical exploration of an extraterrestrial sea. Titan’s ocea…