Astronomy Cast Ep. 201: Titan


Titan is Saturn’s largest moon, and the second largest moon in the Solar System. It’s unique in the Solar System as the only moon with an atmosphere. In fact, scientists think that Titan’s thick atmosphere – rich in hydrocarbons – is similar to the early Earth, and could give us clues about how life got started on our planet.

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One Reply to “Astronomy Cast Ep. 201: Titan”

  1. Wow! Methanogenic bio processes~ WOW!

    Cryobiology…. Hmmm… At cryogenic temperatures do superconducting properties play a role in methanogenic life sequences? How about life which uses shaped magnetic fields for propulsion or nutrient collection?

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