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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A powerful geomagnetic has sparked stunning aurora displays in the northern and southern hemispheres. The Draconid meteor shower peaks Thursday night. Also, the cresant moon joins the four planets visible in the early morning sky.
It has been wondered for quite some time if Mars was ever able to support life and if it was in a state now to do so. On Monday, we came so much closer to answering that question, and perhaps maybe we even did.
The sun gave us a show last week. And, it could lead to some aurora activity soon. Also, we look at what should be a very impressive eclipse of the Harvest Moon next weekend, which also happens to be the biggest supermoon of 2015.
There are signs that northern lattitudes will have a visibile aurora over the next couple of nights. Plus, Astronaut Scott Kelly is about halfway through his year in space; find out more about his mission.
We will have a partial solar eclipse early Sunday. The event will affect southern Africa and Antartica. But, you can follow along live via Slooh Community Observatory. Plus check out more amazing aurora pictures from the most recent show.