NASA’s preparation for a mission on Saturn’s moon Titan, methane lakes will get fuel, how much life on titan is possible?
According to the report, Titan is the only planet or moon on whose surface there is evidence of liquid. Also, there is a thick atmosphere (Atmosphere) in it.
Scientists from all over the world are searching for life on Mars.
Earlier, water has also been discovered on the moon, but it is not that the focus of scientists is only on these two celestial bodies. Scientists are searching for life on a ‘moon’ where the temperature is unfavorable for human life.
The temperature on Saturn’s moon Titan remains -180 ° C. Even after this, Compass Lab of NASA’s Glenn Research Center is searching for life here. NASA has also given 90 crore rupees to the lab for this. According to the Nasa report, Geoffrey Landis, Science Lead Investigator of Compass Lab, said that life is made up of complex organic molecules and is present on Titan in large quantities. It is found on Titan as ‘Tallinn’. He said that to know more about this, we will have to do research on the surface of Titan and for this, we will have to bring its sample to Earth.
Can get many answers
There is a liquid ocean on Titan which may have the possibility of life. On its surface there are also chemical compounds called Tholin on the atmosphere, which are not found on Earth. Efforts will be made to bring them to the earth so that they can be researched in the lab.
NASA believes that these can be the basis of life in the solar system and answers to questions about the origin of life on Earth can also be found. Landing a craft on Titan is also easier than on Mars or other objects.
-180 ° C temperature
According to the report, Titan is the only planet or moon whose surface has evidence of liquid. Also, there is a thick atmosphere in it. Its atmosphere is like the earth like lakes, clouds and weather. However liquid hydrocarbons are found here and methane rains occur here. There is a lot of difference between Saturn’s moon ‘Titan’ and Mars, the big reason for this is the presence of atmosphere on Titan. The temperature here is very low and the average temperature is around -180 degree Celsius. Scientists will need such equipment to conduct research on this, which can be operated at a lower temperature than Mars and Moon.
6 times more than Mars
Landis was quoted in the report as saying that it is very difficult to bring samples from Titan to Earth. The biggest obstacle in this is Titan’s distance from Earth. It is 6 times more than Mars. Due to the distance it is very difficult to send and operate the equipment on Titan. Going to Titan from Earth and coming back with samples will require a lot of fuel. He said that scientists want to make their fuel on Titan. Also read: Umbrella-watch gift in China ‘badluck’ then cheers while drinking beer in Hungary, know the reasons behind the ‘superstition’ spread across the world
Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is an icy world whose surface is completely obscured by a golden hazy atmosphere.
Titan is the second largest moon in our solar system. Only Jupiter’s moon Ganymede is larger, by just 2 percent. Titan is bigger than Earth’s moon, and larger than even the planet Mercury.
This mammoth moon is the only moon in the solar system with a dense atmosphere, and it’s the only world besides Earth that has standing bodies of liquid, including rivers, lakes and seas, on its surface.
Like Earth, Titan’s atmosphere is primarily nitrogen, plus a small amount of methane. It is the sole other place in the solar system known to have an earthlike cycle of liquids raining from clouds, flowing across its surface, filling lakes and seas, and evaporating back into the sky (akin to Earth’s water cycle). Titan is also thought to have a subsurface ocean of water.
Size and Distance
Titan has a radius of about 1,600 miles (2,575 kilometers), and is nearly 50 percent wider than Earth’s moon. Titan is about 759,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from Saturn, which itself is about 886 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) from the Sun, or about 9.5 astronomical units (AU).
One AU is the distance from Earth to the Sun. Light from the Sun takes about 80 minutes to reach Titan; because of the distance, sunlight is about 100 times fainter at Saturn and Titan than at Earth.