A recent study by a team of NASA researchers had detected that a chemical thought to be essential to life on Titan exists in abundance on that moon.
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A new study by an international team of scientists shows how Titan’s atmosphere could contain a key building block for organic molecules, which could drastic implications in the hunt for extra-terrestrial life.
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A recent study has shown that Titan’s methane lakes experience very low waves, which could make it an ideal landing spot for future missions
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Elizabeth Turtle , a researcher at NASA’s JHUAPL, reveals the latest details of “the Dragonfly” – a proposal for an aerial vehicle that could explore Titan in the coming decades.
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On Friday, April 21st, the Cassini spacecraft conducted its last flyby of Titan, a maneuver which touched off the final phase of its mission around Saturn.
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Cassini took this rare photo of the Earth and moon on April 12 just before the start of its daring Grand Finale mission this weekend.
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Titan’s so-called “magic islands” are not islands at all, but nitrogen bubbles, according to researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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At NASA’s Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop, presenters showed various concepts for exploring Saturn’s moon Titan with aerial platforms.
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At last week’s Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop, scientists presented a concept for exploring Titan with balloons and landers.
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