Feeds

back to article Saturn's moon Titan had swamps, say astroboffins

Titan, the moon of Saturn often present at the top of candidate lists for life-bearing bodies in our near neighbourhood, may once have housed extensive swamps. So say boffins from the Florida Institute of Technology and The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, who have popped out a paper titled ”Elevation …

COMMENTS

This topic is closed for new posts.
Silver badge

Polypropylene?

Come on guys, your very own article even says that propylene was found, not polypropylene.

0
0
Silver badge
Boffin

Re: Polypropylene?

OK, let's replace it with "goo" then..

2
0
Silver badge

Re: Polypropylene?

After enduring more than ten years of a rubbish tip nearby and precious little to stop airborne rubbish from blowing over, I can tell you that Tesco and Sainsburys bags get everywhere.

So finding them on Saturn's moons is probably not infeasible.

8
0
Silver badge
Joke

Re: Polypropylene?

It's a typo. It was supposed to read "Polly found Propylene."

0
0
Childcatcher

Re: Polypropylene?

Yeah and propylene does not a marine environment make. For that you need salt and water.

(I don.t know the standard of journalism these days. I despair!)

0
0

Were there any mattresses there, flolloping around?

11
0
Silver badge
Coat

Yes, they were all called Zem

The one with the radio plays on cassette tape in the pocket please

3
0
DJO
Bronze badge

Chronosynclastic infundibula

Wrong Planet/Moon/Space-rock, on Titan you would expect to find harmoniums.

For a delicious tea snack, try young harmoniums rolled into tubes and filled with Venusian cottage cheese.

- The Beatrice Rumfoord Galactic Cookbook

1
0
Bronze badge

Re: Chronosynclastic infundibula. And Daisies

very large daisies

0
0
Silver badge
Alien

Warning! Danger!

The first astronauts to Titan get attacked by banjo playing rednecks.

5
0
Pint

Re: Warning! Danger!

Everyone hates a redneck until they need one.

0
0
Anonymous Coward

Re: Warning! Danger!

[Deliverance music....]

Hey look Bubba, there's a guy in a funny suit

Yeah Cletus, he looks like a tight-un!

0
0
Silver badge

I say we send a rag tag team of scientists to investigate.

Although I think someone's already made that movie.

0
0
Bronze badge

Let's send some highly trained soldiers with a couple of civies instead.

it's game over man. game over.

3
0
Gold badge

Uh....

...who thinks Titan might harbour life? Really? There's liquid methane on that moon. It's very nearly too cold for there to be self sustaining biochemical processes, let alone anything we'd recognize as life....

0
0
Alien

Re: Uh....

Titan maybe could harbour some kind of life, but it would have to be life Jim, but not as we know it.

0
0
This topic is closed for new posts.