Octocopter Set to Explore Titan, Saturn's Very Cool Moon
Podcast |
Short Wave
Publisher |
NPR
Media Type |
audio
Categories Via RSS |
Astronomy
Daily News
Life Sciences
Nature
News
Science
Publication Date |
Jun 30, 2020
Episode Duration |
00:12:59
NASA is on a mission to explore Titan — the largest moon of Saturn. To do that, scientists are building a nuclear-powered, self-driving drone (technically an octocopter) called Dragonfly. Scheduled to launch in 2026 and arrive on Titan in 2034, Dragonfly could provide clues about how the building blocks of life started here on Earth.
NASA is on a mission to explore Titan — the largest moon of Saturn. To do that, scientists are building a nuclear-powered, self-driving drone called Dragonfly.
NASA is on a mission to explore Titan — the largest moon of Saturn. To do that, scientists are building a nuclear-powered, self-driving drone (technically an octocopter) called Dragonfly. Scheduled to launch in 2026 and arrive on Titan in 2034, Dragonfly could provide clues about how the building blocks of life started here on Earth.

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