NASA's Dragonfly Mission to Titan

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  • Published on: 03 August 2019
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    References:
    [1] https://www.space.com/7103-titan-world-earth.html
    [2] https://www.newscientist.com/article/2200961-titan-has-a-belt-of-ice-6300-kilometres-long-that-shouldnt-be-there/
    [3] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/science/cassini-grand-finale-saturn.html
    [4] https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/timeline/huygens_titan.html
    [5] http://dragonfly.jhuapl.edu/News-and-Resources/news/20190109.php

    [6] http://dragonfly.jhuapl.edu/News-and-Resources/docs/34_03-Lorenz.pdf
    [7] https://youtu.be/2lv6Vs12jLc?t=156
    [8] http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2013/ph241/jiang1/
    [9] https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1033397
    [10] https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/fact_sheets/radioisotope-power-systems.pdf
    [11] http://dragonfly.jhuapl.edu/News-and-Resources/docs/34_03-Lorenz.pdf
    [12] https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/mission/whereistherovernow/
    [13] http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/Forces/isq.html
    [14] https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/cassini/mission/grand-finale/overview/
    [15] http://dragonfly.jhuapl.edu/News-and-Resources/docs/34_03-Lorenz.pdf
    [16] https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mechanical-engineering/2-000-how-and-why-machines-work-spring-2002/study-materials/TurbulentFlow.pdf
    [17] https://m-selig.ae.illinois.edu/pubs/DetersAnandaSelig-2014-AIAA-2014-2151.pdf
    [18] http://dragonfly.jhuapl.edu/News-and-Resources/docs/34_03-Lorenz.pdf
    [19] https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasas-dragonfly-will-fly-around-titan-looking-for-origins-signs-of-life
    [20] https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2017/eposter/1958.pdf

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COMMENTS: 40

  • Real Engineering
    Real Engineering   6 months ago

    Anyone got some spare zeros lying around? We seem to have ran out while animating the distance to Titan.

  • Chris Dell
    Chris Dell   1 hours ago

    My names alex mccolgen and your watching astrum

  • Jack McCaig
    Jack McCaig   1 hours ago

    Rainbows can only be created when light passes through a crystal proving we are inside a crystal sphere 🌈

  • Angelo Alexander
    Angelo Alexander   4 hours ago

    Can more efficient conductors be used since titan is so cold and would it be beneficial to use relatively high temperature super conductors.

  • Konksling
    Konksling   4 hours ago

    Why not just launch a satalite with it, to orbit Titan? And use that to beam messages back to earth?I feel like we should have satalites orbiting all planets by now, to allow for deeper and better transmissions.But maybe im dumb and theres reasons (other than cost) that we dont.

  • Kenneth Ross
    Kenneth Ross   16 hours ago

    You people are so full of shit🤗🤗🤗

  • marc bell
    marc bell   23 hours ago

    This channel needs an editor. Or a different editor. Or who cares. Hoygens. Billions not millions.

  • E K
    E K   1 days ago

    I like playing "Rocket Craze" on my mobile phone. I've got the highest record!!! :)))

  • Doc Huard
    Doc Huard   2 days ago

    There are SO many inaccuracies I don't know where to begin. How about the most glaring... You keep showing the distance to Titan, in big bold print, as 1,200,000 kilometres. You're off by a factor of 1000! The actual closest distance is 1,200,000,000 kilometres! I won't be watching your channel again, you have 0 credibility!

  • Robert Devino
    Robert Devino   2 days ago

    The guy in the Tesla drove through the flower bed! WTF???

  • WSCLATER
    WSCLATER   3 days ago

    Contrary to what you say at the start, there's no mystery about how life on earth formed. God created life. You start with an incorrect premise, and proceed with your illusions. The science fiction fantasists are so desperate to find life elsewhere that they get excited at even just the idea of some water under rocks. What a joke! How do you think you're going to get anywhere when rocket engines do not work in the extreme vacuum of space? 'Real Engineering'?

  • WSCLATER
    WSCLATER   3 days ago

    Contrary to what you say at the start, there's no mystery about how life on earth formed. God created life. You start with an incorrect premise, and proceed with your illusions. The science fiction fantasists are so desperate to find life elsewhere that they get excited at even just the idea of some water under rocks. What a joke! How do you think you're going to get anywhere when rocket engines do not work in the extreme vacuum of space? 'Real Engineering'?

  • Lmao Lmoo
    Lmao Lmoo   5 days ago

    Why don't they set up a satellite first?

  • Stryfe72
    Stryfe72   6 days ago

    If only Titan was a moon of Earth.

  • Rodney Ellis
    Rodney Ellis   1 weeks ago

    If my butthole is square I could shitbrix and build a house all that I can build now is log cabins

  • Lakario Davis
    Lakario Davis   1 weeks ago

    I hope they give dragonfly normal cameras that normal people can see things with. because the Huygens probe I couldn't see or make out anything but rocks anything! It looks like a fisheye lens.

  • Lakario Davis
    Lakario Davis   1 weeks ago

    Wouldnt graphene make this thermoelectric generator even more powerful?

  • Chris Keogh
    Chris Keogh   1 weeks ago

    I think that we are that far gone in our distruction of our planet that we have to find other planets to live on, shame on us, this is our garden of edan just have a look into space it's devoid of humans we all came to earth 🌍 .

  • hi_im_vent
    hi_im_vent   1 weeks ago

    Should there be like a mini windmill on the drone to also produce power for more energy

  • Michał Mokwa
    Michał Mokwa   1 weeks ago

    5:07 yeah, it would work, but... Nasa have a lack of pluton, uran etc...

  • Astrobot 3000
    Astrobot 3000   2 weeks ago

    anyone realising the fact they could use the literal methane rivers for electricity like wot mate denying the infinite fuel source bruh?

  • Jacob Stoddard
    Jacob Stoddard   2 weeks ago

    it launches in 2026 cause the guy who piloted the company drone crashed it in about 10 seconds

  • Judy kim
    Judy kim   2 weeks ago

    High possibility of Saturn's habitable Moon. Soon, NASA will find it out!

  • Scubadoda
    Scubadoda   2 weeks ago

    Teaches you to be brainwashed how can you get a picture of something in space if it’s moving at 66,000 miles an hour the liars a spaceship that went to the moon goes at 3600 miles an hour how could it keep up with the speed of earth faster than the speed of light liars

  • Renaldo Francis
    Renaldo Francis   2 weeks ago

    Earth is not that old, these scientist and their inaccurate data

  • DAVID MAY
    DAVID MAY   2 weeks ago

    Wonder how they are going to test this? I would think they would prototype the drone and fill a very large freezer full of methane then freeze it to hell to test it.

  • Kiréalta
    Kiréalta   3 weeks ago

    What about a small wind turbine?

  • Jo Momma
    Jo Momma   3 weeks ago

    Curiosity killed the cut cause it used a parachute on Mars