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Methane in the Moons of Saturn

  Aug 10, 2021

Methane in the Moons of Saturn

Q  Why is it in News ? 

NASA's (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Cassini spacecraft had detected an unusually high concentration of methane, along with carbon dioxide and dihydrogen, in the moons (Titan and Enceladus) of Saturn by flying through their plumes (in 2017).

Q What are some key details about Saturn and its moons ? 

Saturn

Titan

Enceladus

Q What are the key findings ? 

Q What are Methanogens ? 

A

Q  What is the possibility of Methanogens on Enceladus ?