Saturn's Moon Titan From the Inside Out

Monday, November 12, 2012 at 4:00pm

Rockefeller Hall, Schwartz Auditorium Central Campus

Physics Colloquium, Jonathan Lunine, Cornell University. Refreshments at 3:30.

Abstract: The Cassini Saturn orbiter and Huygens probe have provided multiple lines of evidence for a subsurface liquid water ocean on Titan, and as well have discovered large bodies of liquid hydrocarbons on the surface of this largest Saturnian moon. I will explain the measurements, their interpretations and implications for Titan as a body worthy of further study, even in the search for the physico-chemical processes of how life began on Earth.

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cmc439@cornell.edu

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Christine Clay

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255-7562

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Jonathan Lunine

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Cornell University

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