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NASA Will Go Looking for Alien Life

The agency plans to launch a spacecraft to Titan, a moon of Saturn with some crucial ingredients for habitability.
Source: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

NASA is going back to the moon—just not the one you’re thinking of.

The space agency announced today that it will launch a robotic mission to Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, in 2026. The mission, named Dragonfly, will deliver a dronelike spacecraft to the surface. The space copter, which indeed resembles its eponymous insect, will hop from one spot to another, making measurements of the ground and the atmosphere as it goes.

For a moon, Titan has quite a few things in common with Earth. It has an atmosphere and weather. Liquid rains down from thick clouds, filling basins and canyons, then evaporates

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