News & Information

Dragonfly Mission to Saturn's Moon

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Feb 16, 2018
  • 18:53

Guest: Jani Radebaugh, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University Besides Earth, there is only one other place we know of in our solar system where liquids accumulate in clouds, rain down and flow in rivers across the surface. That place is Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, and scientists are eager to know if it could sustain life – if they might even find some of the building blocks of life on the surface of Titan. BYU planetary scientist Jani Radebaugh is part of a team NASA has chosen as a finalist to receive funding for an exploratory mission to Titan that would involve landing a helicopter-like drone on the surface of Titan.