A branch of NASA called the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has a spacecraft called Cassini that has taken infrared images of one of Saturn's moons called Titan.
There are several lakelike features, which are up to the size of the Great Salt Lake in Utah and are at least 3 feet deep. Others are more like swamps here on Earth. There is assumed to be a large underground supply of methane for these liquid bodies as this compound made of carbon and hydrogen evaporates very easily and thus the supply of it at the surface needs to be constantly replenished.
What is making people very interested in this moon of Saturn is that when sunlight interacts with methane, it breaks down and produces carbon atoms. As we all know, carbon is the building block of life here on Earth. Therefore, some theorists think that some forms of life may be found on this satellite of Saturn.
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Fireballs were caught on video over California last night. Meteor activity is heating up with the peak of a shower tonight. The Perseids will be the strongest meteor shower in years when it peaks in August.
Summer nights are the perfect time to be outdoors. Here are a few ideas for your night sky viewing this weekend. If clouds block your view, chances are you will have a cool lightning show instead!
See the five closest planets in the evening sky this week! Sky cover conditions for the next couple of nights are detailed.
There is a lot to see in the night sky this July Fourth holiday weekend. With the new moon soon, the Milky Way will be visible. Also, see the planets shimmer, search for the highest clouds on Earth and perhaps catch a glimpse of the aurora or a stray meteor. Sky viewing conditions are detailed for each night through Independence Day.
There is a lot to see in the night sky this July Fourth holiday weekend. See the planets shimmer, search for the highest clouds on Earth and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Aurora. Sky viewing conditions are detailed for each night through Independence Day.
The fickle June Bootids meteor shower is only a few days away. It will peak Sunday night, but the level of activity is unknown.