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Titan

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Titan ( or Saturn VI) is the largest moon of Saturn discovered by Christiaan Huygens in 1655. It is named after the Titans of Greek mythology. It is the only known natural satellite to have a dense atmosphere and the only object other other than Earth to have clear evidence of liquid on its surface. Titan has a yellow colour because of an organonitrogen haze. It is the second biggest moon in the solar system after Ganymede and its larger by volume than Mercury but has less mass.
Titan is primarily composed by water ice and rocky material. Its opaque atmosphere prevent examining of its surface without a probe. The Cassini mission sent a probe and found liquid bodies of liquid methane and its surface is young and smooth with some mountains and possible cryovolcanoes. It has a methane cycle similar to our water cycle and may host microbial life or at least be a prebiotic  environment with complex chemistry on the surface with a possible biotic ocean in its subsurface. Its surface temper…

Holi Hai

It was holi yesterday. my brother and I played holi. We took our pichkaris and filled a bucket of orange colour  and started spraying water from a distance on others to keep ourselves relatively dry but even they started spraying water on us from a distance and put gulaal on our faces. 
Then we started spraying water on other people and they threw the whole water in the bucket on us. Midway Gautam's pichkari broke and dad made an innovative pichkari from a bottle by making holes in its cap. We took a bath after playing put still my forehead is light red and my nails green as an after effect.

Europa and Enceladus

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Europa and Enceladus are both huge candidates for extra terrestrial life. Europa is the smallest Galilean moon but still is one of the biggest moons in the solar system. Enceladus is the sixth biggest moon of Saturn and is considered the source of the E ring. Europa's surface is full of ice and silicate rocks and it probably have an iron core. Its surface is smooth and fairly young for a moon. There is a chance that there might be an ocean underneath its surface.Jupiter's huge gravitational field would cause enough friction to melt ice into an ocean.
Europa is tidally buckled with Jupiter. One side is always facing jupiter while the other side is always facing the opposite side. Europa water (if there is any) would be deep under its surface . Only information of Europa is by fly-by missions.
Enceladus reflects most of the light it receives and is the brightest object in solar system after the sun.  Enceladus has Cryovolcanoes near the south pole shooting out plumes of hot liq…

A good watch

I recently saw Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope. The movie starts with crawling letters giving information that the rebel alliance has won their first victory over the evil galactic empire and rebel spies have stolen information on the empire strongest weapon - the Death Star. An armoured space station with the capacity to destroy an entire planet.
Princess Leia races off in her spaceship to alderaan with the plans but the ship is captured by an imperial starship. Leia hides the plans in astromech droid - R2-D2. R2 escapes with protocol droid C-3PO to the surface of desert planet Tatooine. Jawa traders sell them to moisture farmars Owen and Beru Lars and their nephew Luke Skywalker. Luke accidentally triggers some part of the holographic message and the next day searches for R2-D2 and finds Ben Kenobi who reveals he is Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Kenobi sees the whole message and tells Luke to learn about the force and come to Alderaan. He initially refuses but sees his uncle and aunt dead, kille…

The Liebster award.

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Deepa Duraisamy of Deepa's Kaleidoscope awarded the Liebster award to me. Liebster means dearest in german. I would nominate one blogger for this award.
Gurdev Parmar of Tech Stuff a tech blog.
Answers to Deepa's questions
1.Describe yourself in one sentence. Ans: A bookworm,social and I love to ask questions. 2.Of all the posts on your blog, which is your favourite? Ans: Posts about my brother and my dog 3.Of all the books you have read so far, which is your favourite? Ans: Tell Me Why World Wars 4.Do you have a favourite celebrity? Who is it and why? Ans: None as I just can't settle for one. 5.What do you dream of doing someday? Ans: Being a scientist and a person responsible for everyone using cleaner sources of energy. 6.If you could go to any place in the world, which would it be? Ans: New Zealand,South Africa,France and Italy 7.What’s your favourite part about a train/plane journey? Ans: The takeoff and landing. The most important parts of the journey. 8.What is one…

A good watch

I watched MIB3 recently. It starts with Boris the animal escaping his jail on moon with the help of his girlfriend Lily. Agent K and Agent J are at Wu's when Boris arrives to get even with K and warns him that he is already dead. At the MIB headquarters J searches about boris and K and finds out that K arrested him and activated the Arc net a defense system from the boglodites which led to their extinction.

That night, K disappears and the next morning J has developed an obsession to chocolate milk and finds no one remembers K and that he has been dead for over 40 years. Agent O discovers that he might have a temporal fracture and J gets to know that Boris might have time jumped and killed K which meant no Arc net and the boglodites were invading Earth.

J finds Jeffrey Price and time jumps to 15 july 1969, one day before Boris time jumps. The young K finds him and almost neuralyzes him and stops when he tells the truth. They follow a trail of clues to Griffin at Andy Warhol's…