Titan: Outer-Planet Moon of Mystery


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Date
Wednesday, April 21 2010 - 12:00 pm, PDT
Speaker
Jeff Moore
Affiliation
Space Science Division, NASA Ames Research Center
Description

All landforms on Titan that are unambiguously identifiable can be explained by exogenic processes (aeolian, fluvial, impact cratering, and mass wasting). Previous suggestions of endogenically produced cryovolcanic constructs and flows have, without exception, lacked conclusive diagnostic evidence. Titan might be most akin to Callisto with weather. Dr. Moore will show the results of Landform Evolution Modeling for the purposes of testing this, and other, hypotheses. 

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