Titan Mare Explorer (TiME): first in situ exploration of an extraterrestrial sea

Stofan, E. R.; Lorenz, R. D.; Lunine, J. I.; Aharonson, O.; Bierhaus, E.; Clark, B.; Griffith, C.; Harri, A.-M.; Karkoschka, E.; Kirk, R.; Kantsiper, B.; Mahaffy, P.; Newman, C.; Ravine, M.; Trainer, M.; Waite, H and Zarnecki, J. (2010). Titan Mare Explorer (TiME): first in situ exploration of an extraterrestrial sea. In: Astrobiology Science Conference 2010: Evolution and Life: Surviving Catastrophes and Extremes on Earth and Beyond, 26-29 Apr 2010, League City, Texas, USA.

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Abstract

The lakes and seas of Titan are a sink of products of photolysis in the atmosphere, and a crucial component in Titan's active methane cycle. In situ exploration of the seas is necessary to understand their intriguing prebiotic organic chemistry.

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