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Let’s Put a Sailboat on Titan

by Michael Habib April 15, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter The large moons orbiting the gas giants in our solar system have been getting increasing attention in recent years. Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is the only natural satellite known to house a thick atmosphere. It’s surface, revealed in part by the […]

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Where’s the Best Place To Drill for History on Mars?

by Nancy Atkinson September 5, 2013

Where’s the best place to drill baby, drill on Mars – and not for oil but digging into Mars’ past? Apparently, a relatively level spot near the equator is the preferred spot. The 2016 InSight lander is the next mission to land on Mars and it will use a probe to hammer down 3-5 meters […]

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Mars Lander Wins Out for 2016 Mission Over Titan Boat and Comet Hopper

by Nancy Atkinson August 21, 2012

A new mission to Mars will launch in 2016, NASA announced on Monday, a lander named InSight that will probe Mars’ interior to determine whether it has a solid or liquid core, if it actually does have fault lines and plate tectonics, and figure out the Red Planet’s basic internal structure. All of this will […]

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