Amazing island discovered in Saturn’s moon Titan

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It is only in the Solar System aside from the Earth that Saturn’s moon called Titan has rivers, lakes, and small seas. Titan Added much more wonder is the discovery of the amazing ‘magic island’ that started to appear when the icy northern hemisphere of the moon started to receive light from the sun as temperature change.

The appearance of the ‘magic islands’ in the lake of Ligeia Mare is one of the several spots emerging as researchers believes that could be a signs of warming that floating methane “icebergs” or such as waves or bubbles became evident. The same goes to Earth in how to respond to a changing season.

The liquid parts of the moon is composed of methane and ethane, and so unlike Earth is composed of hydrogen and oxygen.

Titan has another features is the presence of dunes in the land due to wind-driven situation, and when the summer solstice comes there’s a possibility that a storm or cyclone will be existing in the surface as change of season became evident.

Researchers hope that Titan’s summer may brew up storms, as happens on Earth. “Now that we’re going into the summer solstice, we’re looking to find whatever active processes might be powered by the [sun],” study lead author Jason Hofgartner said.

“This is some of the best science ever to come out [of] Titan, and we still have three more years to make discoveries,” he said.

Moon’s Dust is Poisonous

Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong complains of undesirable effects affecting the skin, eyes and airways that could be related to exposure to the dust of the moon that stick into their space suits during their extravehicular activities and carried into their spacecraft. The findings could be terrible awakening for those dreaming the moon in the future.

apollo astronaut

Moon’s dust is composed of coated layer of thick and undisturbed dust not only ultra-fine which can be easily inhale but it could pose the risk of health problems, similar to breathing asbestos and volcanic ash.

Once inside the lungs the super-fine, sharp-edged lunar dust could health issues, affecting the respiratory and cardiovascular system, causing airway inflammation and increasing the risks of various cancers.

The sharp ‘regolith’ of the moon is also believed to be as sharp as glass, without years of erosion like on earth, causing skin and eye damage. And a scratched cornea, while perhaps just an irritant on Earth, could cause havoc on a space mission.

The dust -subjected to millenia of UV radiation, would penetrate deep into the lungs, and micro-gravity would only help in bringing the dust deep into the lungs.

Humans can only spent two to three days in the moon and that is living only in the spaceship with airtight suits. But with long term exposure even wearing protective gear could be harmful when inhalation because dust can easily stick and follow the astronauts back into the living quarter.

Dreaming the dramatic and lovely moonscape in the future will just end up in dreaming. Just look up and see the moon beautifully shines.