Sands in Saturn's Largest Moon Are Electrically Charged

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A new study from Georgia Institute of Technology revealed that the sands in the surface of Saturn's largest moon Titan could be electrically charged. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, showed that the non-silicate granules of Titan become frictionally charged as they collide with each other in a process known as saltation. School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Josef Dufek, and graduate students Josh Mendez Harper and George McDonald co-authored the study.

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Aerospace
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College of Sciences, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Josef Dufek, Josh Mendez Harper, George McDonald, Titan, sands, electricity
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  • Created On: Mar 30, 2017 - 2:48pm
  • Last Updated: Mar 30, 2017 - 5:14pm