posted on Oct, 1 2013 @ 03:29 PM
The NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a remarkable discovery when it found a plastic ingredient –propylene - on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.
This marks the first time the material has been detected on another world.
"This is the first definitive detection of the plastic ingredient on any moon or planet, other than Earth," NASA said in a press release.
Propylene is the first molecule to be discovered on Titan, the second largest moon in our Solar System, using Cassini's Composite Infrared
How would plastic like substance get on Titan? Possible space junk falling to the surface? I would think it would have burned up on entry..? But I'm
not sure if Titan would work the same way in that regard as Earth would with the atmosphere.
It would seem to be a natural process for Titan and since Titan is full of chemicasl may be we will see other familiar type of products there.
Pretty interesting and I thought I would share it with you guys.
*thumbs up emoticon*
edit on 1-10-2013 by SloAnPainful because: (no reason given)