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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

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.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Aug 13 2014
19:46 UTC

Sailing Over Titan's Seas in Summer

Cassini Captures Cloud Movement Over Ligeia Mare If you've ever been aboard a sailing ship, you probably know the sensation of the craft cutting through the ocean, wind at your back and a breeze in your face. It's probably the same sensation you get when you go hang-gliding, or water (or snow) skiing. It turns […]

Posted by TheSpacewriter's Ramblings

Aug 12 2014
18:48 UTC

Spacecraft Stormchasing: Titan Clouds Swirl As Saturn Moon Approaches Northern Summer

Swoosh! At long last, and later than models predicted, clouds are starting to appear on Titan's nothern hemisphere. The region is just starting to enter a seven-year-long summer, and scientists say this could be an indication of coming summer storms there. This moon of Saturn is of particular interest to astrobiologists because it has hydrocarbons […]

Posted by Universe Today

Jul 30 2014
01:25 UTC

Scientists Discover 101 Geysers Erupting at Saturn's Intriguing Icy Moon Enceladus

Scientists analyzing the reams of data from NASA's Cassini orbiter at Saturn have discovered 101 geysers erupting from the intriguing icy moon Enceladus and that the spewing material of liquid water likely originates from an underground sea located beneath the tiny moons ice shell, according to newly published research. The geysers are composed of tiny […]

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