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Real Science: A Titanic Amount Of Gas

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Now that all the Who-pla has died down, we can get back to talking about Real Science.

Indications from the Cassini mission show that Saturn's moon Titan appears to look very similar to Earth, with seas, continents, weather, and land features carved by erosion. However, on Titan, which is far too cold for water to flow, the liquid is made of hydrocarbons--methane, mostly, and in such quantities that, if we were able to bring it to Earth, there would not be enough oxygen to burn it all.

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Stunning Saturn Mosaic

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Here's an image of Saturn that will take your breath away. When you get to the linked article, click on the link for the massive 4000x3200 pixel image created by HOLY HALEAKALA Croatian software developer and “amateur” astronomical image processor Gordan Ugarkovic from a mosaic of images taken by the Cassini spacecraft.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/10/17/cassini_s_saturn_inc...

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