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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There are a lot of questions about asteroids, meteors, meteorites and meteroids. Hopefully this answers some of them.
A penumbral eclipse of the Moon will occur later this month
Solar wind? What is it?
The whats, wheres and whens of the upcoming meteor shower. Viewing conditions in the northeastern United States should be terrific with very little in the way of cloudiness and the moon in the waning crescent phase.
We will keeping an Eye on Comet ISON here at AccuWeather Astronomy as 2013 goes on
Light pollution is a major problem for all astronomers. What can we do about it?