Something on the smoothness of Titan’s hydrocarbon lakes

If you are interested, go here:

A discussion session on a suggestion of mine on how “azotosomes” might increase the viscosity and therefore flatness of the hydrocarbon lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan.

 

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From “Organic Compounds in Titan’s Seas and Lakes.”

 

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(“Titan’s Lakes are Nice and Calm. The Perfect Spot for a Landing.”)

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Julian O'Dea on June 26, 2019 at 1:44 am

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-018-0687-6

    “The case for seasonal surface changes at Titan’s lake district”

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  2. Posted by Julian O'Dea on June 29, 2019 at 9:49 am

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190624111528.htm

    ” The frigid lakeshores of Saturn’s moon Titan might be encrusted with strange, unearthly minerals, according to new research being presented here.

    Scientists re-creating Titan-esque conditions in their laboratory have discovered new compounds and minerals not found on Earth, including a co-crystal made of solid acetylene and butane. “

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  3. Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 1, 2019 at 9:53 am

    https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/1/e1400067

    ” RESEARCH ARTICLE ASTROBIOLOGY
    Membrane alternatives in worlds without oxygen: Creation of an azotosome “

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  4. Posted by Julian O'Dea on July 2, 2019 at 6:20 am

    https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/7/e1700022.full

    ” ALMA detection and astrobiological potential of vinyl cyanide on Titan ”

    ” The corresponding production rate of vinyl cyanide and its saturation mole fraction imply the availability of sufficient dissolved material to form ~107 cell membranes/cm3 in Titan’s sea Ligeia Mare. “

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