The Nightly News
An Astronomy blog by Joe Bauman, Salt Lake City
  1. Blog 9: Exploring Distant Worlds
    07 Mar, 2017
    Blog 9: Exploring Distant Worlds
    Imagine a manmade "Dragonfly" of a robotic laboratory churning through the orange atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan, alighting wherever scientists want it to land. It could skim over lakes, photograph rugged river valleys that cut through mountains, and settle onto the landscape to sample alien chemistry. Or think of a "Clipper" spacecraft repeatedly skimming over the icy surface of Europa, Jupiter’s large moon, sniffing out compounds that spew from cracks in the surface, and possibly detecting

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