spacer
 
Advanced Search
Astrobiology Magazine Facebook  Astrobiology Magazine Twitter
Cassini-Huygens
InteriorTitan
04/28/10

 

This artist's illustration shows the likely interior structure of Saturn's moon Titan, deduced from gravity field data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The data suggests Titan's interior, cool and sluggish, failed to allow the interior to separate into completely differentiated layers of ice and rock. In addition to the hazy surface of Titan (yellow), the layers in the cutaway show an ice layer starting near the surface (light gray), an internal ocean (blue), another layer of ice (light gray) and the mix of rock and ice in the interior (dark gray). In the background are the Cassini spacecraft and Saturn, not to scale. Image credit: NASA/JPL



Viewed:  178 times

 

 

 

About Us
Contact Us
Links
Sitemap
Podcast Rss Feed
Daily News Story RSS Feed
Latest News Story RSS Feed
Learn more about RSS
Chief Editor & Executive Producer: Helen Matsos
Copyright © 2014, Astrobio.net