Discoveries on Titan Moon

DISCOVERIES ON TITAN MOON 3

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Titan Inventions

Space inventions show that Titan is one of the largest moons onplanet Saturn. Such innovations are carried out using probetechnologies like the Cassini spacecraft. The object consists ofpowerful instruments that can penetrate through hydrocarbon fog ofthe Titan moon. From such discoveries, it is learned that featuresof relatively high topography exist on Titan moon (Ellen,Stofan, Rosaly, Lopes &amp Stephen, 2007). Such features arereferred to as mountains. Additionally, the mountain peaks consist ofcraters and lake basins in flat areas. Thus, the findings suggestthat those holes a form when meteors fall on the surface of Titanmoon leaving vast depressions.

Another discovery is that the Titan surface has rugged terrain. Thefirst reason for the rough terrain was the erosion effect. That isthe wind blew objects that hit against surfaces in turn, scooping thedirt. The soil eroded or moved away leaving the surface with uniquefeatures. Such features exist on Titan moon up-to- date. Equally,the Cassini radar discovered the existence of meandering surfaces onthe Titan moon that resembles Fold Mountains on planet earth. Suchfolds form through volcanic actions. Hence, forces exert pressure ontectonic plates that make the plates compressed together. As aresult, the plates move upwards in folds that later form FoldMountains (Ellen et al., 2007).

In summary, the lessons learned are that the Titan moon ismountainous with empty craters. Secondly, Titan is non-lifesupporting because of its dryness and rugged landscape alongsidemountainous terrain. In sum, there is an ongoing scientific researchon Titan moon, and such discoveries apply technology basedinstruments that penetrate regions where the human being cannotreach.

References

Ellen, R. Stofan, F,Rosaly M.C. Lopes, G, Stephen D. (2007).Wall Mountains on Titanobserved by Cassini Radar. USA Brigham Young University.