One of Cassini's many legacies is its contributions to our understanding of Saturn's moon.
“I think long-term, after Mars, Titan’s probably the next most important place that people will have an extended presence.”
It expects to have a system that can perform one quintillion operations per second by 2021.
This is it. Cassini officially started its death dive.
Talk about a giant leap for mankind...
2016 space missions included dramatic moments, triumphs and failures, and beginnings and endings, all part of mankind’s quest to explore the final frontier.
Space exploration has come a long way since the first primitive satellites—we’ve visited all the canonical planets, and laid the groundwork for the next stage of discovery and colonization. A new, more lasting space race is about to begin. Here’s the second part of our 100-year forecast of future space exploration.
These rivers of methane could host novel forms of life.
Deep sea exploration isn’t just for marine biologists anymore. Saturn’s moon Titan is covered in seas of liquid hydrocarbons, and Europa and Enceladus likely harbor immense subglacial oceans. Here’s a look at some of the space submarine concepts devised by NASA and others to explore our Solar System’s alien seas.
This is the first time the world will have explored an extraterrestrial ocean.
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