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originally posted by: KawRider9
I think the money would be better spent finding what's in OUR Oceans.
originally posted by: peter vlar
a reply to: Vdogg
I and many others would disagree with your assessment of nothing interesting pertaining to sources of non terrestrial life. it's got all the makings available for life and we've already done the basic legwork, including dropping the Huygens probe onto the surface. we have more knowledge of what is there than other moons that are more interesting to you as a result. While it probably does contain H2O in liquid form beneath the ice, there is no definitive proof of it as yet on Europa, at least not in liquid. I personally don't know why project managers chose to go this particular route but I doubt they put on a blind fold and threw darts randomly to pick it. They have their reasons and the project is moving ahead so its all pretty moot.
originally posted by: Misinformation
a reply to: Jungian
Cassini isnt orbit around Titan , it orbits Saturn ...if their getting such fantastic pictures of Titan to base a submarine mission off of , then they must be lying about photographic capabilities of these various probes in orbit
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: Rob48
In all seriousness, we'll probably learn some geology and whatnot. To most laypeople, nothing astounding or very interesting. Either that, or we'll basically confirm what we already previously thought we knew.
originally posted by: Thorneblood
Considering some of the implications of wikipedia articles like Life on Titan, Non water based life and the numerous articles on sites like Wired, Live Science and others i hope the yellow submarine has a live ish webcam.
oh and the mini probes should be used in tandem with this..like little webcam/sensor balls that can be left to float or be fixed in position.