What is Rhea?
Titan is one of our sister moons, orbiting far above Earth’s hazy atmosphere. It is the second-largest moon and has a nitrogen atmosphere thin enough to allow glimpses of its surface – which may include lakes and indications of possible watery past.
Rhea marks one of the first missions to explore an object beyond the asteroid belt – a region between Mars and Jupiter where objects accumulate over time. Saturn’s magnetic field is assumed to have pushed these smaller chunk out in strange directions that have nothing to do with gravity or physics!
The Titan probe will make a closer examination of liquid oceans that may be hiding underneath beds of ice, peering into its methane rainfall cycle, and looking for atmospheric change. Mari knows more than anyone how Titan’s changing conditions can affect Earth!
Scientists have found an oxygen-rich subsurface ocean beneath the icy world of Titan which hosts plant earth like lifeforms according to research published in Nature — source Quote: “”The organic molecules that we have often associate with life are there as well.”
The surface chemistry is complex and involves many hydrocarbons, such as ethane and methane but also includes important pre-biotic molecules like butane, propane or acetylene” – PBS Newshour
The Origin of the Moonname-Rhea-from the Titans in Mythology
Rhea was the Greek goddess who is the mother of Zeus, one of the most popular Olympian gods. According to mythology Rhea is the Titan goddess of natural order and fertility.
Rhea played a major role in ancient Greek culture with rituals celebrating her often being held on January 25, which gives this date the English translation “Mothering Sunday.” However, this wasn’t always the actual date that Mothering Sunday was celebrated – it doesn’t really go back further than Victorian England. In ancient times mothers would celebrate Rhea for nine days in November to Dec 1 instead because that’s when fruits like grapes and figs were ripe for harvest.
How is Rhea Different From the Earth’s Moon?
“Rhea is the second-largest moon of Saturn and the ninth-most massive moon in our solar system;”
According to a study, some “scientists have come to believe that Rhea may have been what shaped Earth’s oceans.”
The following list an example of topics relating to this concept: The age of Rhea compared with Earth’s moon, The color of Rhea compared with Earth’s moon, Size difference between Earth’s and Saturns moon
Where is Rhea Orbiting? What are its Periodic Patterns?
Rhea is a seventieth planet of our solar system. Orbiting in the spherical distance of 8.3 AU (1AU = 150 million km) from the Sun, it’s 27 × 18 × 9 km
in size and has a 6.3 day period around its host star g, which spans to 45 degrees from opposition to conjunction.
The longitude of its vernal (spring) point reaches 179 ° west, near to those derived for Elysium (the easternmost asteroid belt) and Pluto. Its heliocentric orbital inclination is 11.6 ° and it
Why is This Important for Moons Observation and Exploration?
Rovers are a popular solution for astronomical exploration and the understanding of celestial bodies. Once deployed, people can control them remotely to look at different parts of the planet or moon where they are exploring. However, they are subject to limited mobility as they often bump into high tech controllers and other objects. This limits their exploration potential.
We need a technology that will allow them operate on their own to execute such complex commands requiring precision instead of waiting for commands from technicians, which can take hours or days to complete a single task.
Our latest innovation allows these robotic systems to operate with AI based autonomy so that the internet does not interfere with the desired exploration and we can continue providing you with more science based discussions in future blog posts like this one.
With all these benefits, why should people still have doubts about using this thoughtful rover design? For example: What if the rover malfunctions, what if it goes out of contact? How will someone be able to stop it remotely? We
Scientific Research from NASA and JPL
Voyager 2 has been boldly going where no probe has gone before since its January 1977 launch- jupiter, saturn, moon and beyond.
What began as a simple flyby mission to show Jupiter’s four largest moons and the planet’s famous Great Red Spot has evolved into history’s only deep-space traject…