Titan, TIM, Thomas discussed on SPACE NEWS POD
It's just a titan. Yeah. Just one. Just one moon for now. But this thing is really cool. Let me send you have you said you this picture. If you have a chance to look at the chat, real quick. Check that out. So that thing. Is the helicopter? It's going to have eight rotors. It's basically. A drone like how we have drones on earth here. So we have a Thomas drums. I have a drone and I can pretty much fly it with my phone. I can just send it off. Do whatever it's going to do all the time. I can say okay, do these things it's not Thomas because I gave it a thing to do. But. Drouin like this. Is the one that's going to tighten? Is going to be pretty large. It's not it's not like the size of toy dream. I'm not exactly sure how big it's going to be. They had a scale model to it. So I'm just kind of giving you the rundown of what I know of it. Hey, thanks for those likes. I appreciate that. So this thing's going to be a Thomas. They're going to be able to land this. Helicopter drone like has eight propellers. It's going to land on the surface of titan picks those likes him. And when it gets there, it will automatically lift liftoff. Autonomously fly. That'll be scanning its surroundings it all times. To see what I could flight paths to see where to land. Now. Titan from what I know has a very thick atmosphere. So thick that you won't be able to see Saturn through the atmosphere. But the scientists said, they'd never say, never kind of we probably won't be able to see through the thick atmosphere of titan to see Saturn, even those only eight hundred thousand miles away. So if that's the case they do have a giant giant. I guess it's the size of. Let's say hold. My arm is out here in front of me about the size of a large pizza. Maybe a little bit bigger. There's an antenna it's going to be on the strong. And it'll be sending signals back to earth. It'll be sending data information back to earth. And. It sends his data back to earth. It's going to be sending it. They're going to be able to get its image every three minutes when they take a picture image every three minutes somewhere around there. So we're going to be getting data almost immediately when it lands. You might need to go listen to him. I'm not exactly. Sure, don't have all of the information available to me at this point, I'm still kind of repping my head around this. Let's see. Titan is an analogue to the very early earth into provide clues to how life may have risen at our planet during its two point seven year, baseline mission Dragonfly will explore diverse environment for from organic, dunes to the floor of an impact, crater where liquid water and complex organic materials Kita life, once existed together for possibly tens of thousands of years. This is the press release, by the way, it's instruments will study how far pre biotic chemistry may have progressed. They also will investigate the moon's MS Feerick surface properties, and it's subsurface ocean in liquid reservoirs. Additionally, instruments will search for chemical evidence of past or extent life. I'm gonna post this on my regular podcast him. So it'll be available to you on any any regular platform. You can also go to space news pod dot com. Check that out where you can download it. So this is. Got a funny the honest tech support chat before I started this, and I was like they're never gonna get back to me. It's been like an hour since I sent my last chat. Thanks, thanks for those for likes. I appreciate it. And they finally got back to me. So they're interrupting my podcast right now. Those little bastards. See you later chat. Okay. So there we go. Life gets in the way. Sometimes just saying. So Tim, if you search for space news pod on any podcast platform. You'll find my regular podcast I'm going to upload this for later, probably upload it later tonight is not going to be available right away. So it's gonna take me uploading because there's a little bit editing. I have to do to, to cut down on the, the initial launch this thing. So. Nasa administration Minister Jim Breitenstein said with the Dragonfly mission NASA will once again, do it. No one else can do. Visiting this mysterious ocean world could revolutionize what we know about life in the universe is cutting edge mission would have been unthinkable, even just a few years ago, but we're now ready for dragonflies amazing flight. So basically they're doing it because they can do it. I think I think they have enough evidence from cassini's missions. They're showing that hey, this place looks pretty cool. We should check it out. Maybe there's life there. So that's the whole like the whole big idea, here is there might be life on titan. They're going to check out life is thing. They're gonna check out organic materials. Water liquid water. It's negative three hundred degrees there, though. That's what doesn't really. What really kind of makes me weird it out by this is it so cold. Yeah. It's so far from the sun that its surface, temperature is around two hundred ninety degrees below zero Fahrenheit. In its surface pressure is also fifty percent higher than hers. Titan is larger than the planet mercury and is the second largest moon in our solar system. That's crazy. Titan is unlike any other place in the solar system in dragging fire's like no other mission basically doing it because I guess, different it's new. Right. So they wanna do something that's never been done before. It's they should be doing these kind of things they should be taking chances. Why not right? If we have the technology that can do it. Why wouldn't we send a flying helicopter to a moon of Saturn? That's crazy because there's water there. Exactly. Because we can get some cool science from it. Yes. Yep. Exactly. Deep water underneath. Maybe there's events maybe that's where some otherworldly bacteria. Who knows? Maybe there's some single seller systems under there could be life on this. Crazy moon. I mean. Yeah. Tim, exactly. It's it's where life on our planet, licks everywhere, on our planet, which is kind of crazy wherever there's water basically, there's life. So if there's water here, and there's like, you know some fence underneath the ocean. It's really, really scorchingly hot by those vents and they're still life there. Why couldn't there be life on this other moon? That's getting tugged around by the gravity of Saturn. So. Maybe the life on that planet has adapted to live with methane with so much methane. We don't know we've never experienced anything like that, before it's possible that, you know, butt low the surface, where those vents are. That something has figured out a way to live there. I mean. We figured out a way to kind of live on this environment to other things possibly the earth is so hostile that they can't live here. So if you think about it like that, if you if you put it into perspective, something from another planet comes to earth. And it's hostile. What's the biggest challenges of living? I titan super cold, it's made of all sorts of crazy material the so much methane. He can't breathe. Like you would just die. Basically, once you get to the surface, he does die like the. There's no I mean, unless you had a crazy space craft the could survive through all that methane. Actually, that's what they did. They thank you Eric, for that Cup of coffee. They have designed this craft to last initially for a couple years, titan. They designed it to withstand the pressures and the methane is, there's nothing environment so much that is crazy. And of course, we die if we what there, but this craft on the other hand. It's doing its thing, it'll, it'll last for a while. Methane is so what happens. There's so much methane on that world. What happens if some what if this thing blows up? I never thought about that. Does it night? The doesn't ignite take ninety atmosphere. What's going on? I don't know. I'm not an expert on titan. So I'm not sure I'm gonna try to get somebody who is an expert on titan. The trajan. Oh, yeah. Could call..