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Life on Titan? Saturn's Mysterious Moon Has Eerily Earth
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
An alien looking out at its neighborhood on Saturn's moon Titan may see scenery surprisingly reminiscent of beautiful vistas here on Earth, according to two recent papers published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Together, these two papers give us the best sense of Titan's surface to date, informed by some of the last data scientists received from the Cassini spacecraft that orbited Saturn until its destruction in September. Knowing more about Titan's surface can also teach scientists about the moon's structure deep below. Scientists pieced together three different types of radar measurements made by sending radio waves through the moon's super-thick atmosphere. read more
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