Rain Spotted on Saturn Moon That May be Home to Alien Life
Saturn’s moon Titan, which some scientists have theorized could be the home to extraterrestrial life due to the presence of surface liquid and dust storms, is providing another surprise to researchers — the sight of fresh rainfall.
Prior to making its death plunge into the ringed planet, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was able to capture a reflective feature near the north pole of Saturn’s largest moon. The image was taken in June 2016 and was published in a study in the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters on Wednesday.
“It’s like looking at a sunlit wet sidewalk,” Rajani Dhingra, a doctoral student in physics at the University of Idaho, said in a statement. She noted that additional analysis suggested the methane rain fell on a “relatively pebble-like surface.”
By Chris Ciaccia, Fox News – New York Post – January 17, 2019