Differences Fall Away Like Sand on Titan

New research looks at ooids on Earth to model how grains of sediment made of hydrocarbon sand could form and last on the surface of Titan.

IMAGE: These three mosaics of Titan were composed with data from Cassini’s visual and infrared mapping spectrometer taken during the last three Titan flybys, on Oct. 28, 2005 (left), Dec. 26, 2005 (middle), and Jan. 15, 2006 (right). In a new study, researchers have shown how Titan’s distinct dunes, plains, and labyrinth terrains could be formed. CREDIT: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona

New research published in Geophysical Research Letters and led by Mathieu Lapôtre models just how grains of sediment could form and exist on the large moon. On…

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Planetary scientist, podcast host. Communication specialist for SETI Institute and Planetary Science Institute. Journalist on the Weekly Space Hangout.

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