Saturn Moon Titan's 'Electric Sand' Would Make Super Castles

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Electrified sands on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, may stick together due to static cling, potentially meaning that sand castles there would last for weeks, a new study finds....Joshua Méndez, a granular dynamicist and graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, speculated that the moon's sand might readily become electrically charged, making its behavior significantly different from that of Earth sand. Mendez collaborated on the study with Professor Josef Dufek and graduate student George McDonald, all with the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. 

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Aerospace
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College of Sciences, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Joshua Mendez, Josef Dufek, George McDonald, Titan, electric sands, granular dynamicist
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  • Created On: Apr 17, 2017 - 10:29am
  • Last Updated: Apr 17, 2017 - 11:56am