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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Cassini Sees a “Zen Garden” on Titan

by Jason Major April 8, 2014

Looking like the flowing designs carved by a Zen gardener’s rake, long parallel dunes of hydrocarbon sand stretch across the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. The image above, acquired by Cassini in July 2013, reveals these intriguing and remarkably Earthlike landforms in unprecedented detail via radar, which can easily pierce through Titan’s thick clouds. I’m […]

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Weekly Space Hangout – March 21, 2014: Cosmos & Gravitational Waves!

by Fraser Cain March 21, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: Matthew Francis, Nicole Gugliucci, Brian Koberlein, Morgan Rehnberg, Mike Simmons Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Surf’s Up on Titan! Cassini May Have Spotted Waves in Titan’s Seas

by Jason Major March 18, 2014

It’s no surprise that Titan’s north polar region is covered with vast lakes and seas of liquid methane — these have been imaged many times by Cassini during its ten years in orbit around Saturn. What is surprising though is just how incredibly smooth the surfaces of these lakes have been found to be. One […]

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Rocket Fail Video Shows Human And Technological Risk With Each Launch

by Elizabeth Howell March 14, 2014

What you see above is 32 minutes of something going wrong during each launch. While humanity has been launching things into space since the 1950s, you can see just how hard it is — over and over again. And when humans are riding aboard the rockets, the toll becomes more tragic. Remove this ad Elizabeth […]

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