Friday, 15 February 2008

To the Moon and Beyond! Or Something...

With China becoming a serious contender in the human spaceflight business, the US calling for increased exploration of the outer solar system moons, old Atlas V rockets being outfitted to carry people ,the UK backtracking on its decision to cut those pesky astronomers' budgets - one might think that the powers-that-be have seen a certain amount of light and are becoming more willing to spend money on knowledge of our universal environment.

But then you realise that the news about Titan, Saturn's largest moon,being covered in oil has presumably reached their ears, too.

Pic: Googling "Titan oil" brought this picture up so often that I stopped to see what it was.

It's a Titan Oil Tank.