Saturday, February 5, 2011

Titan

Titan is a cold moon in orbit around Saturn. Titan is the largest moon in orbit around Saturn, slightly larger in size to the planet mercury. Titan is the only other celestial body in the solar system that has liquid oceans. But these oceans are not water, they're methane so cold they have condensed into a liquid state, evaporating and falling again as rain. The satellite experiences much the same forces as Earth with wind, and weather patterns.

Composite view of Titan built with Cassini images

"It has also been suggested that a form of life may exist on the surface, using liquid methane as a medium instead of water; and anomalies in atmospheric composition have been reported which are consistent with the presence of such a life-form, but which could also be due to an exotic non-living chemistry"  -Mckay, Chris (2010). "Have We Discovered Evidence For Life On Titan"
The gravity on Titan is only 14% of that on Earth. Titan is the only known moon with a fully developed atmosphere that consists of more than just trace gases.
If you were on Titan, you could fly.

19 comments:

  1. interested cant wait for future posts

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  2. I love reading stuff like this, so interesting.

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  3. Titan has always been really interesting to me.

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  4. I wonder how many aliens have been to Titan:O

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  5. It's statistically improbable that there WOULDN'T be life on another planet... maybe not this moon, sounds freken' cold.

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  6. I just wonder why they didn't try to think of a cooler name before they come up with 'Earth'.

    It's a good job there is no other sapient life in this Solar System, because they'd all be laughing at us.

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  7. awesome titan is way cooler sounding than Earth :P

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  8. thats pretty badass, very cool stuff

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  9. maybe i am a bit slow, but how can you fly on TITAN?

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  10. Thanks for all the comments guys!
    I'll make sure to post new content as often as i can.

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  11. reading this makes me feel so small... cant believe how BIG the universe is...

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  12. @RP
    Because the gravity is only 14% of earths and the atmosphere is twice as dense. you only need to generate 9% of your body weight in lift. you could accomplish this with a pair of strap on wings.

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  13. stuff like this just makes me want to chase my childhood dream of being an astronomer

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  14. I love astronomics and astrophysics!
    Please more input :)!

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  15. Thanks for the post, I've always been fascinated by how small our world truly is so a blog such as yours is interesting to me

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