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Episode 58: Methane Rain

Play Sep 21•4:19

When the Cassini-Huygens mission's Huygens probe landed in 2005 on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, it dropped into a puddle of mud. Titan experiences a constant drizzle of liquid methane. On Earth, methane is a flammable gas, but Titan has no oxygen in its atmosphere, preventing combustion. The frigid Titan temperatures of minus 300 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 148 degrees Celsius) allow the methan...

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