A closer look Saturn’s moon Titan

Image Credit: NASA.gov: Steven Hobbs (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia).

We now know much more about one of Saturn’s moons Titan, which is very slushy, much like water ice. Craft landing on the moon are helping us find evidence that tells us more about this moon and what it is really made of. Could there be any chance of micro-bio life? Its severely cool temperature would most likely rule out microbes of any kind.This Saturday is a cross quarter day – half way between the first day of spring and the first day of summer. This was a way that earlier agricultural societies understood the division of time throughout the year. Also, the SWIFT telescope looks at gamma-ray bursts, which are very high energy explosions that happen quickly. The SWIFT detects the explosion and immediately swings its instrumentation in the direction of the explosion and gathers data. This and more on this week’s SkyTalk.[audio: st20100426.mp3]To learn more about Gamma-Ray’s and the SWIFT telescope visit:imagine.gsfc.nasa.govorgrb.sonoma.edu

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