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#159 - 10/29/04 02:34 AM New Cassini Pics
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#160 - 10/29/04 03:09 AM Re: New Cassini Pics
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The level of detail in the Titan pics is frustratingly low...

When is Cassini doing it's very close fly-by?

#161 - 10/29/04 03:01 PM Re: New Cassini Pics
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This was the closest flyby, 745 miles altitude, to reshape Cassini's orbit by atmospheric drag. Official Truth will metamorphose from Titan being a giant ball of hydrocarbon resources to a big rock decorated with some photolytic organic goo. Do not despair! All that carbon plus subduction and tectonics means... HUGE diamonds!

The very large (N-15)/(N-14) ratio demands progressive atmospheric stripping by radiation and solar wind over cosmic times. Lighter isotope N-14 would be favored to depart vs. the heavier isotope. We should then see an even more extreme depletion in methane (CH4 MW=16.04 vs. N2 at 28.01) and hydrogen, and especially huge deuterium/hydrogen and (C-13)/(C-12) ratios. We also wonder why we don't see any chemically combined nitrogen species like hydrogen cyanide (HCN), cyanogen (NCCN), and acetonitrile, H3CCN. They saw diacetylene HCC-CCH.

Where you have hydrogen cyanide photochemistry you have diaminomaleonitrile and an efficient adenine factory. If you have nucleotides you have life. Titan is inhabited by by diamond-hoarding potentates eager for first contact. Crash fundng must be allocated...
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#162 - 11/03/04 06:51 AM Re: New Cassini Pics
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We also wonder why we don't see any chemically combined nitrogen species like hydrogen cyanide (HCN), cyanogen (NCCN), and acetonitrile, H3CCN.
Hi Mister,

I think one reason if they have not seen any of the nitrogene gaz componants is because they are almost sequestred at solid state now but dissolved in fluid of the surface. I feel that as they suspect life at an early stage, they are seeking for probable early stage evidences. It's doing the backward reasonning, life could be at a more advanced stage on it. There was such gazes... long time ago.


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