Scientists Smell Their Way to Creating Titan's Atmosphere

June 14, 2014 7:27 PM

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In an effort to better understand the chemical composition of the atmospheres of other worlds, NASA scientists have combined just the right "aromatic flavors" to recreate the pungent air of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

According to Melissa Trainer, a planetary scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, recreating the moon's aromas has allowed a team of investigators to classify atmospheric materials previously discovered by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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