FLUIDS IN TITAN: MOON OF SATURN

FLUIDS IN TITAN: MOON OF SATURN

 

According to a study by the international Cassini spacecraft, Titan, one of the largest moons of Saturn, contains liquid hydrocarbons, making it the only body in the solar system besides Earth known to have liquid on its surface.

Scientist identified the presence of liquid ethane, a component of crude oil, according to a statement from Nasa's JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) in Pasadena, which maneuvers the Cassini mission exploration in Saturn and its moons. Titan may have oceans of methane, ethane and other hydrocarbons, but Cassini found hundreds of dark, lake-like features instead.

Cassini has revolved closely more than forty (40) times around Titan, a giant planet-sized satellite of Saturn.

Cassini reached Saturn in mid-2004 and launched a probe named Huygens that landed on the surface of Titan the following January. Titan showed overwhelming evidence of evaporation, rain, and fluid-carved channels draining into a liquid hydrocarbon lake.

 
 

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sunitha and family 8 years ago

Hi,

Arun ,this is a very informative article,this shows that after earth ,there can be life in titan as well.

Bye

Sunitha


ColdWarBaby 8 years ago

I believe that the space program is one of the few worthwhile investments of our taxes that our government makes. That’s probably why they keep cutting the budget. If we are to ever grow outward into the universe our concerns must be much more Earthly at this time.

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