By Kid Reporter ELIYA AHMAD, age 10

The Cassini mission sent a robotic spacecraft to orbit Saturn and study its planetary system. IMAGE: nasa.gov
The Cassini mission sent a robotic spacecraft to orbit Saturn and study its planetary system. IMAGE: nasa.gov

We might not be alone in our solar system. Astronomers think that one of Saturn’s moons, Titan, may have life; just a different kind! NASA’s Cassini space probe found liquid methane on Titan’s surface. It also shows that chemicals like acetylene seem to be raining down on the moon’s surface, but then disappear. This might hint at a form of life using the chemical to survive. There is even a large sea called Kraken Mare. Is this an occupied moon?


DEFINITIONS:

Kraken: Mythical sea creature, thought to be a giant octopus.

Mare: The Latin word for sea.

Saturn's moon Titan and its smaller sibling, Dione, are among Saturn's 62 moons. Titan is the second largest moon in our solar system. Image: nasa.gov
Saturn’s moon Titan and its smaller sibling, Dione, are among Saturn’s 62 moons. Titan is the second largest moon in our solar system. IMAGE: nasa.gov