A Paddleboat for Lakes of Gasoline

By Carl Zimmer | September 27, 2012 10:15 am

Saturn’s moon Titan is speckled with lakes of liquid hydrocarbons that might just the sort of places you’d want to visit in order to look for weird forms of life.

A Spanish engineering firm has designed a probe that could explore the lakes of Titan: a paddleboat. All it needs now is a seat, and I’ll be ready to take a spin on it…

[Source: Europlanet]

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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.

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