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Wednesday
Sep 10 2014
15:14 UTC

Discover's Best of Amateur Imagers

Discover online has an article today about some of the best in amateur space imaging. Many of which have been featured here on Wanderingspace before like Gordan Ugarkovic, Emily Lakdawalla and¬Bjorn Jonsson to name a few. The last item from Bill Dunford of Riding With Robots is an image that he actually suggested NASA point

Posted by wanderingspace

Tuesday
Sep 09 2014
02:21 UTC

Rainfall on Titan may create propane aquifers, study suggests

Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is a very alien yet eerily Earth-like world, with rain, rivers, lakes, and seas; seen from above, the landscape has a familiar look to it. But those lakes, seas, and rivers are fed by a different kind of rainfall – liquid methane/ethane. It is far too cold on the surface for … Continue Reading →The post Rainfall on Titan may create propane aquifers, study suggests appeared first on The Meridiani Journal.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Thursday
Sep 04 2014
13:58 UTC

The Rains Of Titan Change When They Hit Underground Reservoirs: Study

Titan — that moon of Saturn that has what some scientists consider precursors to elements for life — is a neat place to study because it also has a liquid cycle. But how the hydrocarbons move from the moon's hundreds of lakes and seas into the atmosphere and the crust is still being examined. A […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Sep 03 2014
03:00 UTC

Titan's subsurface reservoirs modify methane rainfall

Titan's subsurface reservoirsCredit: ESA/ATG medialabLakes on TitanCredit: NASA/JPL/USGSThe international Cassini mission has revealed hundreds of lakes and seas spread across the icy surface of Saturn's moon Titan, mostly in its polar regions. These lakes are filled not with water but with hydrocarbons, a form of organic compound that is also found naturally on Earth and includes methane. While most of the liquid in the lakes is thought to be replenished by rainfall from clouds in the m

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Monday
Aug 18 2014
18:39 UTC

Cassini Watches Clouds Form Over Titan’s Methane Sea

What's the weather forecast on Titan? Well if you're planning a vacation down by the shores of Ligeia Mare you may get some cloudy skies, if what happened at the end of July repeats itself! The animation above was made from images acquired by Cassini during a flyby of Titan in July 2014, showing the […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Saturday
Aug 16 2014
00:18 UTC

Bacteria discovered in lake of oil: implications for extraterrestrial life?

... recent discovery by scientists may have implications for possible extraterrestrial life: Bacteria have been found thriving in a lake of oil in Trinidad, again showing how life can exist in even the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. The discovery brings to mind the similar environment on Saturn's moon Titan, where lakes and seas of … Continue Reading →The post Bacteria discovered in lake of oil: implications for extraterrestrial life? appeared first on The Meridiani Journal.

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