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NASA Cassini captured two Titan ice cracks

via:博客园     time:2015/12/21 11:30:20     readed:1584

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NASA experts believe that there is a liquid ocean beneath the plume, which is in direct contact with the rock, like the deep sea environment on the earth.

Tencent space news, according to foreign media reports, the observation that the Cassini probe, Titan two covering the surface of the ice shell thick, below has a hidden ocean, NASA scientists pointed out that under the surface of ice Titan two has for the existence of life environment. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been working for nearly 11 years in the Saturn system, a Titan two leap again on Saturday, scientists captured a clear surface ice photos through the camera system, image data behind these amazing hidden big secret.

The Cassini mission is expected to end in September 2017, recently in two Titan was found near the jet plume, the presence of organic matter, the Antarctic region found plume jets into hundreds of kilometers above the orbit space. The detector collects the material of these jets through the fly, and the NASA experts believe that there is a liquid ocean beneath the plume, which is in direct contact with the rock, like the deep sea environment. Because of the direct contact between rocks and the sea, this creates the conditions for the creation of life, which involves chemical reactions that can provide sufficient trace elements for life.

Cassini detector taken from an altitude of 3000 miles above the surface of Titan two to two panoramic Titan flyby mission, scientists hope to collect more about Titan two internal secrets. The monitoring results will help scientists understand the Titan two plume jets what is in the sea bottom material, whether there is life. The Titan two internal energy has been determined, the geological activity was obvious. The kernel can be enough energy to produce a certain thickness of the ice melting.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, Pasadena scientist Linda Spilker believes will continue to observe the two Titan Cassini mission in the rest of the time, at least four flyby of the opportunity to collect enough information. Cassini has twenty-second visit Titan two, before scientists discovered the possible hydrothermal activity, the next step will be to the Titan two ice ocean exploration and research.

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