Titan, Possibly the World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

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Titan, the new supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Labs, may be the most powerful machine on Earth; but this won’t be confirmed for few more weeks.

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Simulation May Explain Saturnian System

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Saturnian system montage made up from images taken by Voyager I, image by JPL/NASA

Saturn’s odd mix of mid-sized satellites are among the strangest in the outer Solar System. With widely varying densities and locations, measuring between 300 to 1,500 kilometers in diameters, these moons have some distinctive characteristics. Some are made up almost completely of ice, and some are rockier and geologically active. Some even show evidence of submoons and rings.

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Titan Experiences Seasonal Changes

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Hydrocarbon lake on Saturn’s moon Titan

Astronomers have been researching Saturn’s moon Titan for roughly 30 years, discovering that the moon experiences seasonal changes that affect it more than previously thought.

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Saturn’s Largest Moon Titan Seen in Unprecedented Detail

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As one of the coldest places in the solar system, Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is also one of the most dynamic. A new collection of 13 studies about Titan reveal previously undetected craters, rivers, and have provided maps of its surface and interior.

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