Is Titan the most Earth-like place in our solar system?

Posted on Sunday, Sep 11 2005 @ 15:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Scientists say Saturn's moon Titan shows many similarities with Earth as both occupy a so called 'sweet spot' in our solar system. The researchers explain many processes that occur on Earth, like wind, rain, volcanism and tectonic activity, also take place on this moon.
One scientist even sees a way that life could survive on the freezing world.

"Titan is perhaps the most Earth-like place in the Solar System other than Earth, in terms of the balance of processes," says Jonathan Lunine, of the University of Arizona, who is an interdisciplinary scientist for Cassini-Huygens.
Read on at BBC to learn more about Titan.


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