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Let's go sailing on lakes of Titan!
Scientific American ^ | 11/01/09

Posted on 11/02/2009 5:32:45 PM PST by KevinDavis

Space scientists in the US and UK are planning an incredible mission to go sailing on an alien lake on the far side of the solar system. They are proposing a mission in NASA's low-cost Discovery series to launch an unmanned, nuclear-powered "boat" to Saturn's biggest moon Titan in 2015. It would bob about on a vast sea of liquid methane called Ligeia Mare, radioing home photos and other data for six months.

(Excerpt) Read more at scientificamerican.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: sailing; space; titan

1 posted on 11/02/2009 5:32:46 PM PST by KevinDavis
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To: Empireoftheatom48; Rio; Iowan; hattend; reader25; july4thfreedomfoundation; NorwegianViking; ...


For other space news go to: http://www.spacetoday.net


2 posted on 11/02/2009 5:33:29 PM PST by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: KevinDavis

Up next, the Titan Cup sailing competition...


3 posted on 11/02/2009 5:35:17 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: KevinDavis
Send him


4 posted on 11/02/2009 5:36:41 PM PST by wastedyears (My 15 seconds of fame are on my profile.)
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To: null and void

I’ve been to Gandymede
I’ve been to Mars
I can name ten things you know
That come in jars!


5 posted on 11/02/2009 5:37:34 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Army Air Corps; All

Make sure the people has plenty of air and good protection from the cold... I wonder if can terraform Titan?


6 posted on 11/02/2009 5:38:16 PM PST by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: KevinDavis

Wordllddldlll...


7 posted on 11/02/2009 5:38:22 PM PST by allmost
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To: Grizzled Bear

We had a lot of luck on Venus
We always had a ball on Mars
Meeting all the groovey people
We’ve rocked the Milky Way so far
We danced around with Borealice
We’re space truckin’ round the the stars
Come on let’s go Space Truckin’

Remember when we did the moonshot
And Pony Trekker led the way
We’d move to the Canaveral moonstop
And everynaut would dance and sway
We got music in our solar system
We’re space truckin’ round the stars
Come on let’s go Space Truckin’

The fireball that we rode was moving
But now we’ve got a new machine
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah the freaks said
Man those cats can really swing
They got music in their solar system
They’ve rocked around the Milky Way
They dance around the Borealice
They’re Space Truckin’ everyday
Come on


8 posted on 11/02/2009 5:43:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: KevinDavis

Bass fishing expedition?


9 posted on 11/02/2009 5:45:01 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Who's your Long Legged MacDaddy?)
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To: Hot Tabasco; All

It depends on the type of fish on Titan..


10 posted on 11/02/2009 5:48:40 PM PST by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Pickles!


11 posted on 11/02/2009 5:53:08 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 284 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: KevinDavis

Methane is a petrochemical

Did they have dead dinosaurs too?


12 posted on 11/02/2009 5:56:12 PM PST by blackminorca
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To: null and void
Spaghetti!
13 posted on 11/02/2009 6:00:01 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: wastedyears

LOL! If only...


14 posted on 11/02/2009 6:00:59 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: mplsconservative

Brains!


15 posted on 11/02/2009 6:02:57 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 284 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: KevinDavis

Bring road flares.


16 posted on 11/02/2009 6:04:34 PM PST by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: null and void
Brains!

You realize I was referring to John Kerry. LOL!

17 posted on 11/02/2009 6:10:10 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: mplsconservative; null and void
Brains!

You realize I was referring to John Kerry. LOL!

John Kerry's brain is in a jar?

18 posted on 11/02/2009 6:18:46 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: KevinDavis

19 posted on 11/02/2009 6:21:24 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Grizzled Bear

CHEN yells and everyone stops.

SELBY: What? In jars?
LISTER: My uncle’s brain’s in a jar. It’s really sad.
CHEN: Why is it sad?
LISTER: He’s not dead yet.
PETERSEN: Right, everybody’s punished. Finish your drinks.


20 posted on 11/02/2009 6:22:30 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 284 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Grizzled Bear
John Kerry's brain is in a jar?

Ask Tereza. I think she keeps it next to the pickled raisins.

21 posted on 11/02/2009 6:25:12 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: null and void

Okay. I’m feeling like a total dolt standing in the corner because I don’t know what the joke’s about. Of course, that’s pretty normal for me! LOL


22 posted on 11/02/2009 6:40:18 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: mplsconservative
Red Dwarf
23 posted on 11/02/2009 6:42:47 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 284 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

Thanks! I just figured that out by googling the character names. Your link took me right back to this thread. I guess sometimes ignorance is bliss!


24 posted on 11/02/2009 6:46:46 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: mplsconservative

Hmmm. That should have linked you to www.reddwarf.co.uk


25 posted on 11/02/2009 6:57:13 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 284 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: KevinDavis

As long as it isn’t Europa. We aren’t supposed to attempt any landings there. BTT


26 posted on 11/02/2009 6:57:56 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: null and void

That’s alright. I’m having an information overload kind of day anyway. Sounds like a fun show.


27 posted on 11/02/2009 7:03:29 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: mplsconservative

It is. Very!


28 posted on 11/02/2009 7:09:39 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 284 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: cripplecreek

Deep Purple. First rock concert I ever attended. They were great too. I think it cost me about $5 was all.


29 posted on 11/02/2009 9:50:23 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: KevinDavis

As Malachi Constant would gladly tell you there isn’t much on Titan except for the Sirens.


30 posted on 11/03/2009 3:11:49 PM PST by TheVitaminPress
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