Saturn is one of the most magnificent planets. The gas giant looks splendid because of its ringworld. The planet has 82 known moons. Titan is one of Saturn’s moons. It has been a topic of scientific studies for decades. Titan is the largest moon of Saturn. Science data gathered during probes suggest that Titan can support biological activity. The moon has water ice. According to the latest study, the European Space Agency has found freshwater ice. Past studies concluded that Titan is the only celestial body other than Earth with a dense atmosphere. This makes Titan a celestial body that requires an in-depth study.
Titan is the only moon in the solar system that has stable bodies of surface liquid also. ESA scientists said that they used advanced imaging technology to explore Titan. The study noted that the ice is buried under the sand. The sand is believed to be an organic material. In its equatorial regions that are dry, the sand piles up. The study said that Titan has more sand per area than anywhere else. The latest findings are likely to play a pivotal in discovering ancient ecosystems. It will also invaluable for the Dragonfly mission. It is a drone mission to Titan proposed by the USA space agency NASA.
According to NASA, Titan is a unique celestial body. It is a richly organic world. The Dragonfly mission involves landing a robotic rotorcraft. It is slated for launch in 2027. It will land on Saturn’s moon after covering a distance of nearly 1.2 billion kilometers in seven years. NASA wants to study Titan’s organic chemistry. The spacecraft will examine Titan’s surface and its ice. It will fly multiple sorties. This means it will perform takeoffs and landings vertically. If all goes well, the spacecraft will become the space agency’s first vehicle to fly its payload to multiple sites for exploration. It will search for signs on Titan whether it can harbor life. Besides, it will also closely examine its environment.