Saturn’s moon Titan sniffed by NASA’s smell-o-scope experiment

June 14, 2014 12:41 PM

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Saturn’s moon Titan sniffed by NASA’s smell-o-scope experiment

NASA figures out how to smell Saturn’s moon Titan right here on Earth by an interplanetary smell-o-scope experiment, processing data from the Cassini spacecraft and reproducing the smell of another world.

A new recipe that captures key flavors of the brownish-orange atmosphere around Saturn’s largest moon was created by a team led by Joshua Sebree, assistant professor at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and former postdoctoral fellow at NASA Goddard and has enabled us to classify previo...

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