Carl Sagan on the Exploration of Saturn – The Planetary Society

Carl Sagan on the Exploration of Saturn – The Planetary Society


In Earth’s telescopes, the rings of
Saturn appear blurred and featureless. The Voyager spacecraft discovered the rings to be composed of thousands of ringlets made of chunks of ice, each a tiny moon
of Saturn. We explored the astonishing diversity of Saturn’s icy moons. Perhaps the most fascinating, is Titan. A world with a nitrogen methane atmosphere denser than Earth’s in which Voyagers
instruments detected many organic molecules. On Earth, the building blocks
of life What lies beneath Titans red, organic clouds? We will not know until we send an entry probe into Titan.

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