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To: kinoxi

“If you don’t concur with the gravitational measurements. That is on you. Give me one reason to doubt them.”

I really don’t understand your comment. I’m merely raising a point that I’m not sure about myself.

I did a quick lookup on Wikipedia and Mars has a mass of 6.4 x 10^23 kg and Titan has a mass of 1.345 x 10^23 kg.

The Wikipedia entry also lists the escape velocities for the two bodies, and Mars is greater, as would be expected. Mars, then, in theory, should have a greater ability to retain an atmosphere.

I’m not a planetary science expert and I am not trying to play “gotcha” on discussion threads. Please correct me where I’m wrong or enhance my knowledge.

Thanks


39 posted on 03/08/2008 4:32:01 PM PST by KamperKen
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To: KamperKen
Any given moon of a failed proto-sun like Titan would obviously have a different composition. I’’m really not sure what you're trying to say here.
40 posted on 03/08/2008 4:35:23 PM PST by kinoxi
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