[extropy-chat] Out There Damned Spot

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Fri May 27 14:26:43 UTC 2005

--- The Avantguardian <avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I wonder if there is any water on Titan. Titan has
> some of the highest concentrations of hydrocarbons of
> any body in the solar system. The infrared spot
> indicates a heat source of some type. If there heat,
> water, and hydrocarbons. . .

Yeah, but HOW MUCH heat is the question. Its obvious they had to scan
hard to spot the difference. I doubt that it winds up being more than a
few degrees above ambient. I also wonder if this heat could come from a
natural chemical decomposition of hydrocarbons in response to UV or
other radiation.

> --- Olga Bourlin <fauxever at sprynet.com> wrote:
> >
> http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/space/05/26/titan.ap/index.html

Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
                                      -William Pitt (1759-1806) 
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