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NASA may send quadcopter to explore Titan


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 01:18 PM

The space agency may use a drone to help explore the terrain of Saturn's enigmatic moon.

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Two days ago NASA's Cassini probe once again performed a flyby of Titan as part of its ongoing mission to learn as much as possible about Saturn and its moons. In this particular case scientists are hoping to determine how the temperature varies by altitude in Titan's atmosphere, in particular in its polar regions.

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 01:35 PM

We need a nother "space race" for Titan.  2040s?  I'll I'm only 26 but I'll probably be dead by then!

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 02:15 PM

I think this would also be an excellent idea for Mars. Is Mars' atmosphere thick enough to support winged flight?


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 04:57 PM

I really hope this happens in my lifetime, so many interesting concepts have been discussed regarding the exploration of space recently. I feel like i'm going to miss them all, by the time they're implemented I may be long gone.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 02:51 AM

I wish I was born in the future, this fascinates me. I want to be one of the people to go and live on another planet. I think that would be awesome.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:19 PM

Wonder how this will pan out. Titan is HUGE.


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:21 AM

Definitely an ambitious project! If they pull that off it will be an amazing feat of engineering and planning. Good luck to them! :tu:

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