Echoes from Titans Surface

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ARTIST: CARMEN TORRANO MELLADO -

During Huygens descent onto Saturn’s moon Titan, a recording of its surface was produced by converting some of the radar echoes it received into audible sounds. Utilising the intensity of the echoes, scientists speculate about the nature of the surface. Inspired by this and other remarkable journeys, such as, the first crewed lunar landing (1969) and the first explorers crossing oceans for the thirst of discovering new worlds, Carmen has created an imaginary sound-world of Titan.

Discovered in 1655 by the astronomer Huygens, Titan is the only moon known to have such a dense atmosphere. Other than Earth, it is the only known entity in space where clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found. The climate (including wind and rain) creates surface features similar to those on Earth and is dominated by seasonal weather patterns as on Earth. Titan's methane cycle is analogous to Earth's water cycle but at much lower temperature of about -290.5ºF (179.2ºC).

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Improvisation on Titans Methane Cycle.

Artist: Carmen Torrano Mellado

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