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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Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) is now visible just above the eastern horizon before sunrise. People hoping to catch a glimpse Tuesday morning where greeted by an unexpected view. A fuel dump from a Japanese rocket made an interesting formation in the morning sky in the Southwestern states.
A massive magnetic filament eruption has sent a CME towards the earth. Check out an awesome video of the event. Meanwhile, we have the peak of the Leonid's meteor shower tonight.
Known for the most impressive displays of meteors in recorded history, the Leonids meteor shower is already underway. The peak of the shower is Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. A detailed look at the shower, including its amazing history are examined.
Improved viewing conditions are expected for most of the country this weekend as the Taurids slowly wind down. Just next week, the famous Leonids meteor shower peaks. Sky cover is outlooked.
Space junk will splash down in the Indian Ocean early Friday morning. And we are going to watch it live! Check out the slooh broadcast.
Up to the minute satellite imagery for viewing the peak of the Taurid meteor shower. But, it's a gradual peak, so the shower should continue to produce the occasional fireball for another several days. Tomorrow night's sky cover and Europe maps included.