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Saturn’s largest moon Titan drifting away faster than previously thought

Saturn’s largest moon Titan drifting away faster than previously thought

Titan is pulling away from its host planet at a rate of 11 cm per year, according to new Caltech analysis. This is 100 times faster than the previous estimate of 0.1 cm per year. These observations corroborate a theory known as ’resonance locking’, a process hypothesized four years ago. Scientists don’t think Saturn will lose one of its moons but they’re unsure of how far Titan will migrate.

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Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 4 months

Interesting, even if it's actually unable to leave Saturn's orbit. As the article says, even the Moon wouldn't leave our atmosphere before the sun expanded and destroyed Earth. Seems like our race would never live to see Titan move away.

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