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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.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 26588
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Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 09:58
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2012 17:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26588
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