Well, I do remember giving a lecture in front of the Open University’s Vice Chancellor and I think I asked for ten million quid from the OU to go to Titan, to go back to Titan with my own probe and scientific instruments. What I would really love to do is to land in one of the methane lakes or seas and make measurements on the surface, to make measurements of the wave properties, of the depth, to do extra-terrestrial oceanography. That would be fantastic.
What would I like to leave there? I think I’d leave a
Well, the discovery of ice volcanoes on Titan just shows us what a diverse, intriguing place it is. Despite being so far from the sun and therefore relatively cold, there is so much going on, you know, we’ve got lakes and seas, we’ve got hills, mountains, we’ve got weather, meteorology, we’ve got rain, we’ve got methane rivers almost certainly flowing, and now we’re finding these cryo-volcanoes, low temperature volcanoes where material is extruding from below the surface and spreading out across the icy surface. So, this is really one of the most diverse places other than the earth in our entire solar system.
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