Sunday, April 11, 2021

Titan: A Better Planet than Earth (?)

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Ridddle presents “A Better Planet than Earth Discovered in the Galaxy”, 14 min, March 2021.

That “planet” is really Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, sometimes previously covered.  But the phrase in the title “discovered in the Galaxy” indeed sounds, well, pleonastic.

The video mentions organic compounds associated with cell membranes, including vinyl cyanide, and acrylonitrile.

You will wear a mask, indeed a spacesuit, but you might be able to fly in your uniform with the low gravity and thick atmosphere.

The video mentions the hardships of COVID lockdowns in jest.

Artist conception of ice-rimmed methane lakes, p.d., NASA, Wikipedia embed, click for attribution 

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