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New Meetup: Titan: A Strange Yet Familiar New World

From: Daniel G.
Sent on: Monday, May 24, 2010 11:38 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for SoCal Science Cafe!

What: Titan: A Strange Yet Familiar New World

When: Wednesday, May 26,[masked]:00 PM

Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
1216 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91126

Presented by Professor Oded Aharonson, Associate Professor of
Planetary Science at Caltech, "Titan: A Strange Yet Familiar New World"
will review the discoveries of Cassini's recent flybys of Titan. For all of
its strange thermosphysical and chemical state, Titan exhibits landforms
that seem remarkably familiar: extensive dunes in the dry regions,
braided channel networks draining from mountains to large basins,
and perhaps most astonishingly, large seas and lakes in the
high latitudes filled with liquid methane and ethane. The presentation
will focus in particular on what has been learned about Titan's lakes,
their seasonal evolution, and the hypothesis that they undergo periodic
change over tens of thousands of years.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
8:00 - 9:00 pm
California Institute of Technology
Hameetman Auditorium, Cahill Building
1216 California Blvd
Pasadena, CA
Admission: Free

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