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Scientists think they now have the best evidence yet for an ice volcano on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.The Cassini probe has spotted a 1,500m-high mountain with a deep pit in it, and what looks like a flow of material on the surrounding surface.
Since going into safe mode, the spacecraft has performed as expected, suspending the flow of science data and sending back only data about engineering and spacecraft health. Cassini is programmed to put itself into safe mode automatically any time it detects a condition on the spacecraft that requires action from mission controllers on the ground.
Originally posted by spacedoubt
Titan of Saturn
And Europa of Jupiter.
My two favorite moons.
Both have atmospheres of sorts.
TItan's is obvious.
But if you fudge the definition a little. I'd consider Europa's Ocean, and the ice that caps it as the two layers of protective atmospheric layers. Ice protecting against harmful radiation. And the ocean....The breathable part.
Does that make sense?
Originally posted by Arken
There are strange coincidences about Titan in these days....
I wander: how Cassini Space Probe collect new data on Titan.... IF..... it was in "safe mode" during its epochal rendevouz with TITAN?
Hmmm.... Someone say lies....