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Dragonfly: Exploring an Organic-Rich Moon
May 13, 2021, 7:30 p.m. (CDT)
Join us as Dr. Melissa Trainer (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) describes NASA’s Dragonfly mission to Titan. This large icy moon of Saturn has a subsurface ocean of liquid water, methane lakes and rivers on the surface, and methane clouds and rain. Other more complex organics are formed in the atmosphere. Dragonfly is a rotorcraft with a sophisticated scientific payload, designed to take advantage of Titan's dense atmosphere by flying to and landing at different sites on this geologically complex moon. This revolutionary mission concept will enable scientists to characterize the habitability of Titan's environment, to investigate how far pre-life chemistry has progressed, and even to search for chemical signatures of life.
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