All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Titan’

Kelly Rowland Releases New Song Dedicated To Her New Baby

Kelly Rowland has released a new song called “Mommy’s Little Baby”. The song was written just days after Rowland gave birth to her first child with Tim Weatherspoon, Titan Jewell. Rowland sings in the lullaby, “I’ve waited all my life, all my life, to see ya, I’ve been dreaming, dreaming about you, I wondered what you would be like, you …

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Saturn Moon Titan Has Something Earth Needs

Our solar system seems to be shrinking. Planning on moving to Mars? The idea sounded crazy in the past; however, recent strides show that this may become a reality within the near future. Now evidence has surfaced that a moon within our solar system has more in common with Earth than what may have been originally thought. One of Saturn’s …

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Propylene Found on Saturn’s Moon Titan

Of all the Saturnian moons examined by NASA’s Cassini probe, Titan is consistently the most interesting. Researchers have observed large lakes on the moon’s surface, a vortex that formed rapidly, possible hydrocarbon sand deposits, and what appears to be a solid ice shell. This week, NASA further revealed the mysteries of Titan, announcing that propylene has been found on the …

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Saturn’s Moon Titan May Have Solid Ice Shell

Saturn’s Moon Titan has consistently been one of the most fascinating objects in our solar system. In just the past two years, astronomers have found large bodies of water on the moon, seen the satellite’s weather form a seasonal vortex, and detected hydrocarbon sand on Titan’s surface. This week, researchers announced that odd gravitational measurements of Titan’s surface taken by …

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Cassini Spots Smog Formation on Titan

A new paper using data from NASA‘s Cassini probe has described in detail how aerosols begin to form in the highest part of the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan. The research, say scientists, could help predict how “smoggy aerosol layers” behave on Earth. The study, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, states that …

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Titan’s Craters Could be Filled With Hydrocarbon Sand, Says NASA

New findings from NASA‘s Cassini probe have revealed that Saturn’s moon Titan may look younger than it really is. Dunes of hydrocarbon sand have been slowly filling up the craters that pockmark the moon. “Most of the Saturnian satellites – Titan’s siblings – have thousands and thousands of craters on their surface,” said Catherine Neish, a Cassini radar team associate …

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Ice May Float on Titan’s Seas, Finds New Study

Scientists have published a new study that concludes Saturn’s moon Titan might have ice floating in its seas. The presence of hydrocarbon ice in Titan’s methane lakes and seas could explain the mixed readings NASA‘s Cassini probe has seen while recording the reflectivity of the moon’s surface. “One of the most intriguing questions about these lakes and seas is whether …

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Cassini Spots “Mini Nile River” on Saturn’s Titan

The Cassini probe orbiting Saturn and its moons has photographed what the European Space Agency (ESA) is calling a “miniature extraterrestrial version of the Nile river” on Saturn’s moon Titan. The formation is a river valley on the the moon’s surface that runs for over 400 km (248 miles) from its source to a large sea. The radar image is …

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Titan’s Atmosphere Shifts Abruptly, South Pole Vortex Forms

New data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows that a shift in seasonal sunlight has resulted in an abrupt, wholesale reversal in the circulation of the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan. According to researchers, the data shows “definitive” evidence for sinking air at the moon’s south pole where previously the air was upwelling. A paper on the data published today in …

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NASA Celebrates Cassini Mission With an Interactive Timeline

Like many NASA space vehicles, the Cassini-Huygens probe has completed its primary mission but continues to provide a wealth of information for scientists on Earth. In the past month, data from Cassini has revealed a “hot cross bun” structure on Saturn’s moon Titan, as well as the fact that Titan glows in the dark. One month ago, the Cassini probe …

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Saturn’s Titan Caught “Glowing in the Dark” by NASA’s Cassini

NASA this week announced that it has photographed Saturn’s moon Titan “glowing in the dark.” The images were taken by the Cassini spacecraft while Titan was behind Saturn, in eclipse from the sun. They show a visible glow emanating from both the top of titan’s atmosphere and from deep in its atmosphere. The glow is only a millionth of a …

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Lake On Saturn Moon: Great “Tropical” Body Of Water

Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is believed to hold five of the bases of Earthly life in its dense atmosphere, as well as some simple amino acids, which together form the building blocks of DNA. Since that discovery, scientists have been optimistic about what it could mean for the very beginning of life on our planet as we know it; that …

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