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Tag: Titan (Moon)

TED: 3 moons and a planet that could have alien life | James Green

Is there life beyond Earth in the solar system? NASA director of planetary science James Green says we don’t know yet, but that we’re “hot on the pursuit” and will answer that question in 10 years. It’s all about the ingredients needed for life: liquid water, energy and organic material. So when we look out …

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Titan Submarine: Exploring the Depths of Kraken Mare

What would a submarine to explore the liquid methane seas of Saturn’s Moon Titan look like? This video shows one submarine concept that would explore both the shoreline and the depths of this strange world that has methane rain, rivers and seas! The design was developed for the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, by …

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NASA: NASA 360 Talks – Titan Submarine

Ever want to explore the vast seas of Saturn’s mysterious moon Titan? The Titan Submarine could do it one day… and more.  

NASA Glenn Research Center: Titan Submarine: Exploring the Depths of Kraken Mare

What would a submarine to explore the liquid methane seas of Saturn’s Moon Titan look like? This video shows one submarine concept that would explore both the shoreline and the depths of this strange world that has methane rain, rivers and seas! The design was developed for the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, by …

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Morgan Cable: Unraveling the Mysteries of Titan Using Lab on a Chip

Published on Jul 10, 2013 Titan, the moon of Saturn with a thick atmosphere and liquid hydrocarbon lakes, is considered the best target in the solar system for the study of organic chemistry on a planetary scale. Solar radiation and energetic particles activate methane and nitrogen in the atmosphere of Titan, which react to form …

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Chris McKay: Saturns Moon Titan – A World with Rivers, Lakes and Possibly Even Life

Hosted by the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures, in a talk held on March 9, 2011. Dr. Chris McKay from NASA’s Ames Research Center talks about Titan, Saturn’s largest satellite. Titan is the only moon with a thick atmosphere. In many ways, Titan is a cold twin of the Earth, with liquid methane playing the same …

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SETI Chats: An Update on Exploration of the Titan Lakes

A SETI Institute Hangout with Nathalie Cabrol (Senior researcher at the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute), Liam Pedersen (Senior Robotics Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley / NASA Ames Research Center), and Leslie E. Bebout (Microbial Ecologist at NASA Ames) on the exploration of the Titan Lakes.