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NASA’s Next Mission Will Be Saturn’s Moon Titan

The US space NASA is sending a rotor craft to Saturn’s biggest moon Titan to know what the surface of Titan is made up of and find out whether it can support life.

called Dragonfly, will explore Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. It’s the only moon in our solar system that has an atmosphere.

The Cassini mission flew by Titan while studying Saturn. The data provided by the Hyugens probe, which was part of the Cassini mission, suggested that Titan was the perfect candidate for further exploration.

“Titan has the key ingredients for life”

–  said Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division.

Dragonfly will launch in 2026, but won’t reach Titan until the 2034 because Saturn is so far from us. It will also explore Titan’s atmosphere, surface properties, subsurface ocean and liquid on the surface.

Titan also has  liquid bodies on its surface, but the rivers, lakes and seas like earth but are made of liquid ethane and methane, which form clouds and cause liquid gas to rain from the sky.

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