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Titan may have oily oceans: BBC

  1. Oct 7, 2003 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    We should find out soon. :smile:

    If the Huygens probe lands on one of these 'oceans' will it affect the ability of the probe to send back useful data? Or could the probe sink without trace?
     
  4. Oct 11, 2003 #3

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    It was built with the assumption (hope?) that it might land in liquid. It's set up to float, right itself and send data from there.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2003 #4

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    Cassini arrives at Saturn in July 2004. I can't wait! (well, I suppose I have been waiting patiently for the past 6 years...a few more months should be ok)

    from NASA's site...(emphasis mine)
    http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/cassini/MoreInfo/faq.shtml#faq8
    Guess I gotta wait until Jan 2005 before we find out about Titan though (according to the BBC article in the OP).
     
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