NASA Scientists Recreate Complex Chemistry of Titan’s Atmosphere

June 15, 2014 11:32 AM

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NASA Scientists Recreate Complex Chemistry of Titan’s Atmosphere

The chemistry of the smoggy atmosphere of the Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, has been successfully simulated by NASA researchers in lab experiments.

This false-color mosaic, made from infrared data collected by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, reveals the differences in the composition of surface materials around hydrocarbon lakes at Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Titan is the only other place in the solar system that we know has stable liquid on its s...

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