Short Wave
Short Wave
Jun 30, 2020
Octocopter Set to Explore Titan, Saturn's Very Cool Moon
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NASA is on a mission to explore Titan — the largest moon of Saturn. To do that, scientists are building a nuclear-powered, self-driving drone (technically an octocopter) called Dragonfly. Scheduled to launch in 2026 and arrive on Titan in 2034, Dragonfly could provide clues about how the building blocks of life started here on Earth.
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