Saturday, October 16, 2021
Did you know that Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is one of the most Earth-like celestial bodies discovered? With a thick atmosphere and lakes of methane, the surface of Titan looks eerily similar to Earth. In this session, we will build a model of the Huygens probe, which was landed on Titan. Learn about exploring celestial objects, conditions for a habitable celestial body, and the upcoming 2025 Dragonfly mission to Titan.
Preparation: two (2) tart foil tins or tin foil, a cup, string, a plastic bag, ruler, marker, scissors, glue or tape, hexagon template (please print two copies of this page, cut along the lines to create hexagon halves, and tape together to create a full hexagon)
Expert: Jahnavi Shah is a PhD student in Geophysics and Planetary Science at the University of Western Ontario.