By using data collected by the Cassini spacecraft, scientists have uncovered the smell of Titan, one of Saturn's moon.
|Titan, one of Saturn's moon. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1pbaQjG)|
|NASA's Cassini spacecraft.|
(Picture from: http://airandspace.si.edu/)
"This is the closest I have ever achieved, to our knowledge, to make laboratory experiments with Cassini data," Sebree said as quoted by Science Alert on Monday, June 16, 2014.
Melissa Trainer of NASA Goddard Center said, the smell is caused by the presence of aromatic hydrocarbon molecules, namely benzene. Scientists will continue to unravel the smell of other planets so that at a later date could smell profiling planets other than Earth. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SCIENCE ALERT]
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