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Friday, 5 November 2010

March of the Titans - a overview of Saturns moon - an alien earth in our own solar system

Above Left: Surface of Titan. Above right: Celebrating Cassini's arrival at Saturn, Dr. Charles Elachi, Director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, high fives Cassini Program Manager Robert Mitchell, left. Dr. Ed Weiler, NASA's Associate Administrator for Space Science, looks on at right.

The Cassini program is an international cooperative effort involving NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian space agency, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), as well as several separate European academic and industrial contributors. The Cassini partnership represents an undertaking whose scope and cost would not likely be borne by any single nation, but is made possible through shared investment and participation. Through the mission, about 260 scientists from 17 countries hope to gain a better understanding of Saturn, its stunning rings, its magnetosphere, Titan and its other icy moons. Read more

With sierras, dunes, and great lakes Titan is tantalisingly similar to earth.

The Saturn moon was obscured by clouds until 2004 when Nasa's Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn.

With endless possibilities in Space the question must be asked... where is Britain's space programme?

As pointed out by Arthur Kemp and other British National Party speakers; we are giving away 9 billion sterling each year to countries who have their own space programmes, such as India.

Vote BNP to end obscene amounts of foreign aid charity, and invest heavily in British scientific research and education.

For a virtual tour of Titan from Nasa's Cassini website click here

Voyager mission to Titan 1980-81

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