Stars line up to give closer view of Saturn’s moon Titan

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Perth stargazers hope to get closer to answering the universe’s most intriguing question by monitoring a rare, four-minute astronomical event on Wednesday night.

Whether there is life beyond Earth will be central in the thoughts of those watching and recording Saturn’s biggest moon, Titan, and the atmosphere around it as it is seen passing in front of a star for the first time since 2003.

University of WA Associate Professor David Coward hoped the resulting eclipse, about 1.2 billion km from Earth, would provide key atmospheric comparisons to the 2003 event and another NASA space probe recording two years later.

Period16 Jul 2018

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  • TitleStars line up to give closer view of Saturn’s moon Titan
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletThe West Australian
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date16/07/18
    DescriptionPerth stargazers hope to get closer to answering the universe’s most intriguing question by monitoring a rare, four-minute astronomical event on Wednesday night.
    Whether there is life beyond Earth will be central in the thoughts of those watching and recording Saturn’s biggest moon, Titan, and the atmosphere around it as it is seen passing in front of a star for the first time since 2003.
    University of WA Associate Professor David Coward hoped the resulting eclipse, about 1.2 billion km from Earth, would provide key atmospheric comparisons to the 2003 event and another NASA space probe recording two years later.
    Producer/AuthorSteve Butler
    URLhttps://thewest.com.au/news/perth/stars-line-up-to-give-closer-view-of-saturns-moon-titan-ng-b88895838z
    PersonsDavid Coward