NASA’s Titan Dragonfly will touch a field of sand dunes and shattered ice

rendering of odd helicopter vehicle against orangeish landscape
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NASA’s Dragonfly mission to Saturn’s largest moon will touch a terrain of sand dunes and fragmented, icy bedrock, according to a new analysis of radar images from the Cassini spacecraft.

Launched in 2027, Dragonfly is a rotorcraft to come and explore in 2034. Titanium from the air. Its range will be much greater than that of a wheeled rover with the Dragonfly, which can cover approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) per half-hour flight. according to NASA. During his two-year tenure, he will explore an area hundreds of miles or kilometers in diameter. However, before taking to the skies on its own, Dragonfly must first make a soft landing on Titan under a parachute, densely frozen terrain that cannot be easily seen. hydrocarbon Smoke filling the moon’s atmosphere.

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