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NASA plans to send a drone to Saturn’s largest moon

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 11: The NASA logo is displayed at the agency's booth during CES 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 11, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 12 and features about 3,900 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By JEREMY REHM Associated Press
NASA says it’s sending a drone to explore Saturn’s largest moon.
The space agency said Thursday Dragonfly will fly from location to location over Titan, exploring future potential landing sites.
The mission, part of NASA’s competitive New Frontiers Program, beat out another possible project to collect samples from a nearby comet.
Titan is a haze-covered world that has lakes of methane and an ocean below the surface. Scientists have long considered Titan an attractive place to study whether it would be capable of supporting microbial life.
Titan was last explored by the Cassini-Huygens mission. In 2017, the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn, ending two decades of exploration.



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