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Sailing the Titan Seas

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., is managing a project to explore the organic seas of Saturn's moon Titan, one of three proposals selected by NASA this week as candidates for the agency's next Discovery Program mission.
The Titan Mare Explorer, or TiME, would perform the first direct inspection of an ocean environment beyond Earth by landing in, and floating on, a large methane-ethane sea on the cloudy, complex moon. The mission would be led by principal investigator Ellen Stofan of Proxemy Research Inc. in Gaithersburg, Md. Lockheed Martin in Denver would build the TiME capsule, with scientific instruments provided by APL, Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Md., and Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego.

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'Boat' could explore Saturn moon

A daring proposal to try to put a "boat" down on a sea of Saturn's moon Titan is about to be submitted to Nasa.
The scientific team behind the idea is targeting Ligeia Mare, a vast body of liquid methane sited in the high north of Saturn's largest moon.

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Space scientists in the US and UK are planning an incredible mission to go sailing on an alien lake on the far side of the solar system.
They are proposing a mission in NASA's low-cost Discovery series to launch an unmanned, nuclear-powered "boat" to Saturn's biggest moon Titan in 2015.

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Will NASA Sail the Great Lakes of Titan?
The world's astrobiology community is all abuzz over one of NASA's most exciting Discovery Mission proposals ever considered to explore the vast methane lakes in the Northern Polar region of Saturn's moon, Titan. This Titan ocean "Lake Lander" will be an Apollo-mission-like bell-shaped capsule that would be dropped directly into one of the Titan target lakes with a mast to hold a camera. The lake-born probe would use a nuclear-powered engine to run experiments and return data to Earth.

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