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Titan's Hydrocarbons

Titan’s surface organics surpass oil reserves on Earth

I just saw this on Slashdot and thought this was fascinating. They say that the lakes and dunes on Titan are hydrocarbons, and that it actually contains hundreds of times the magnitude of hydrocarbons known to exist in the reserves on Earth. Actually, I find all the gas giants interesting. They have so many moons, and they have such different properties. Titan also contains water ice.

I would love to see these moons explored. Titan seems very interesting with its water ice. Moreover, the atmosphere with clouds made from methane and ethane, and it rains liquid ethane. Actually, it is the only moon in the solar system known to have a dense atmosphere.

It seems like a good place to look for other life forms.

Titan is the second-largest moon in the solar system and is 50% larger than the Earth’s moon. It’s larger than Mercury.