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The first map of Saturn's mysterious moon Titan shows labyrinths and lakes

Titan poses in this mosaic image of the Cassini mission in front of Saturn. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system, is literally shrouded in riddles. A layer of hazy methane clouds covers the lunar surface and prevents detailed consideration of important geological features. Nevertheless, scientists have managed to see through …

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"Possibility of Life": Scientists mapped Saturn's exotic moon Titan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists unveiled Monday the first worldwide geological map of Saturn's moon Titan, which contains vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane, illuminating an exotic world as a strong candidate for search after life in the hereafter earth applies. FILE PHOTO: This artist's concept envisages how the hydrocarbon ice formed on a …

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Cosmic Rays could have blown up gigantic sand dunes on Saturn's Lunar Titan

The equatorial dunes on Saturn's moon Titan are among the most dramatic surface features in the solar system, but scientists are not sure how they came about. New experimental evidence suggests that the dunes were created by cosmic radiation that impinges on the surface ice of titanium. Titan is one of the most beautiful places in the solar system . …

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NASA picture of the day: Cassini satellite captures 5 of Saturn's moons | Science | News

On July 29, 2011 the NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera took this snapshot, capturing five of Saturn's moons, from just above the ringplane. Saturn's small moons Janus and Pandora, which are respectively 111 miles and 50 miles across (179 and 81km) across. In the middle of the sky 313 miles (504km) diameter moon Enceladus. [19659002] …

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Organic molecules discovered on Saturn's moon Enceladus

Scientists Have Discovered Organic Molecules Containing Nitrogen and Oxygen According to a new study on Saturn's moon Enceladus Deep underground ocean beneath its icy crust. The discovery of organic molecules on Enceladus is remarkable, as water, energy, and organic molecules could be the ingredients of some kind of extraterrestrial life. Enceladus shot the material in flags from his South Pole …

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Amazing "shapeshifter" robots could explore Saturn's moon Titan

NASA's new shapeshifting robots could give us new access to distant parts of the galaxy – including Saturn's moon Titan NASA describes it as an "invention that looks like a drone rolling across the yard in an elongated hamster wheel and then split in half. " The Shapeshifter Concept Will Enable Titan's Exploration of Saturn's Moon at Some Time The …

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The cool NASA concept calls for a shapeshifting robot to explore Saturn's moon titan

Artistic representation of Shapeshifter and its various components on the Saturn moon Titan. Image : NASA / JPL-Caltech / Marilynn Flynn Why send a robot to explore a world when you can send a whole bunch at once? This is the idea behind NASA's highly conceptual shapeshifter – a modular, transforming, self-assembling robot that can deploy multiple smaller machines Advanced …

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NASA News: Saturn's moon Enceladus spits snow cannons at neighboring moons | Science | news

Radar observations collected by the NASA probe show that an icy world is covering its neighbors with frozen water, like an automatic "snow gun". The incredible discovery was made by astronomers at the University of Paris-Saclay in France, two years after Cassini's mission ended. Enceladus is the sixth largest of the 53 moonballs orbiting the Ringed Giant and one of …

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NASA Dragonfly Drone Willl Explore Saturn's Largest Moon: NPR

NASA's Dragonfly mission jumps over Saturn's Titan and takes samples and photos. Johns Hopkins APL Hide caption Caption switch Johns Hopkins APL The NASA Dragonfly mission jumps over Saturn's moon Titan and takes samples and photos. Johns Hopkins APL At first glance, NASA's latest probe sounds unbelievable. Known as Dragonfly, it is a quadrocopter with two rotors (technically an octocopter, …

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Saturn rings disappear: New details from NASA's research on Saturn's rings – which are disappearing at an alarming rate due to "ring-rain"

The Cassini NASA spacecraft ended its historic exploration of Saturn in 2017, and scientists are slowly but surely learning more about the Ring Planet. Data from the 13-year mission helped scientists determine that Saturn rings are much newer than the planet itself – and they disappear. In a June report, NASA revealed that Cassini was able to collect data on …

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