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Re: Cassini/Huygens: Saturn then TITAN !!
« Reply #25 on: 03/05/2004 18:34:19 »
What do you then, Titan's gravity must be much less than expected, but the thickness of the atmoshpere may be as well. I am wishing for some surface pictures. The parachute may still be the right size compared to load...

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Re: Cassini/Huygens: Saturn then TITAN !!
« Reply #26 on: 03/05/2004 20:04:02 »
Believe me... they knew everything correctly about Titans mass and radius before it went
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To ease your suffering... : WE CAN RESOLVE TITAN, THEREFORE WE KNOW ITS RADIUS.
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Re: Cassini/Huygens: Saturn then TITAN !!
« Reply #27 on: 11/05/2004 18:08:12 »
I wonder what the Titanscape looks like? Perhaps there is life in the methanous oceans. How does methane form without life? Perhaps there is liquification under the surface due to ice mass, weight.
 
Why do you think it is that the solar wind and coronal mass ejections have not blown away the small world's atmosphere? The gravity of Saturn?


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Re: Cassini/Huygens: Saturn then TITAN !!
« Reply #29 on: 11/05/2004 23:26:24 »
Methane, and many other organic molecules (including amino acids) can form without intervention from organisms - all that is required are the correct elements, which is why interstellar gases contain methane and even amino acids.

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Re: Cassini/Huygens: Saturn then TITAN !!
« Reply #30 on: 13/05/2004 00:26:01 »
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Originally posted by chris
Okay, to put you out of your misery. When they first designed the module and made space and weight allocations, technology was significantly less advanced than it was by launch date with the effect that there was a degree of over-allocation.

I happened to be at a talk in Cambridge University given by one of the designers. At a loss for anything else to put in the module to take up the space and weight he decided to include a CD containing the scanned signatures of a few people from mother earth. I signed up, as did Shibley (one of the original co-presenters of Naked Scientists - he's the guy at the bottom of the screen - http://www.thenakedscientists.com/html/who_we_are.htm)

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How cool is that?  And what a great story to pass on to your grand/children!
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Re: Cassini/Huygens: Saturn then TITAN !!
« Reply #31 on: 13/05/2004 19:50:00 »
Cool story, but it seems so outlandish on a planetary probe, that they were filling up space with memorabilia. I can remember fighting for a few grams of mass, and I used custom fasteners to save the thickness of a CD.
 

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Re: Cassini/Huygens: Saturn then TITAN !!
« Reply #32 on: 24/01/2005 17:53:14 »
How presumptuous of us to assume that other lifeforms would all require liquid water simply because we do.
 

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Re: Cassini/Huygens: Saturn then TITAN !!
« Reply #33 on: 24/01/2005 20:52:48 »
Titanscape I'v ebeen thinking about you everytime i listen to the news the past few weeks.  hope you're enjoying the show. :)

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