See the submarine NASA wants to send to Saturn's moon Titan

February 15, 2015 8:09 PM

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See the submarine NASA wants to send to Saturn's moon Titan

I think we can now officially say that NASA's real-life mission concepts have met if not exceeded the wildest dreams of Jules Verne and the other early futurists. Verne saw us flying around the world, traveling to the center of the Earth (not a great idea, it turns out) and to the moon, but I bet he never imagined that just 110 years after his death, we'd be working on a robot submarine to probe the flammable seas of a distant world.

Earlier this month, NASA published the below video introducing its concept submarine designed to explore Kraken Mare, one of the methane seas on Titan, the remarkably strange moon circling Saturn. Even if it were possible for humans to go swimming in Titan's seas, it might not be advisable. It would...

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