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International Edition Winners 2010: Turkey -- Target 2 (2)

International Edition Winners 2010: Turkey -- Target 2 (2)




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Titan and Tethys
Titan and Tethys
Mavi Deniz Kocak

10th Grade

Teacher Advisor: Mrs. Muge OZGONUL

Istanbul



"I will choose target two have because we can have lots of ideas by searching Saturn's most tricky moons and their rotations. Firstly looking at these three moons we can observe their rotation around Saturn. Learning their rotations can give us ideas about this gas giant. Like we can measure the distance between Saturn's moons. In the other hand in target two we observe Titan, Tethys and Enceladus,most tricky moons of Saturn. There is lots of methane in Enceladus and it is liquid because of the temperature.Also there is ice and water vapor on it.You can't if you are in Enceladus because of its rotation. Without Sun and oxygen there can't be any creature in Enceladus, but there can be.

Scientist observed life forms on Earth that live in places wherethe sun doesn't shine and there is not oxygen, no photosynthesis takes place. This shows that there can be a simple living organisms in Enceladus. Simple organisms can live in Titan too.Titan have hydrocarbon sands,vast methane lakes,liquid water-ammonia ocean and it have an atmosphere which is the only moon have an atmosphere in our solar system.By having these Titan is an ideal place. At least a simple organism can survive on it.Iat is too dangerous to send anything to these moons which is sent from Earth because maybe viruses or bacterias can go to these moons by spacecraft. And these bacterias and viruses can affect the life on those planets. That's why we should search things on them by using telescopes or spacecrafts. Another thing we can observe in target two is Saturn's rings. Today we can classify rings of Saturn by letters.

Cassini found that the icy material blasting from the Enceladus is a major source for the expansive E -ring. This shows that maybe Enceladus is formed from E-ring. Also Cassini found new moons of Saturn by looking at rings. In target two we can see rings of Saturn during the movie and if we can see a formation of a new moon on this movie that can give us important information about Saturn's rings. Again by looking at these rings we can learn their age. Scientist have some ideas about Saturn's rings and by looking them more detailed we can learn their real age. By choosing the target two we can save next generations life by searching them for a potential new house like Titan. Also we can have lots of information about this gas giants moons and its rings age."