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Fall 2009 -- Winners Target 3: Titan

Fall 2009 -- Winners Target 3: Titan




Grade 5 and 6

Aakansha Kumar and Mariam Salib

Matawan Aberdeen Middle School
Cliffwood, N.J.

Aakansha Kumar
Mariam Salib
"It may not be as breathtakingly beautiful as the other targets, but Titan is rich in mysteries. One is that it is so much like Earth. Titan is the only object in the solar system, besides Earth, that has flowing liquid."
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Maggie Fye

Grade 7 and 8

Maggie Fye

Centennial Middle School
Phoenix, Ariz.


"If this is how Earth started out, who knows what kind of life might develop on Titan? It is a very interesting moon, with all kinds of fascinating features. I think that if we dove deeper into the mystery of Titan, we might even solve mysteries of our own planet!"
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Grade 9 to 12

Valerie Baretsky

Fairport High School
Fairport, N.Y.


"This moon is among the most Earth-like bodies we’ve found. It bears a great resemblance to the Earth several billion years ago. Therefore, studying it could not only allow us to learn more about Titan, but also about the history of our own planet. For example, it could show us how our atmosphere has evolved since before life existed."
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Valerie Baretsky