Cosmos: A Personal Voyage
is a thirteen-part television series of one hour shows written by Carl Sagan
, Ann Druyan
, and Steven Soter
, that was aired at the tail end of 1980 and was - at the time - the most widely watched series in the history of American public television. It is best introduced by an audio excerpt of one of his books, The Pale Blue Dot
. Inside is a complete annotated collection of the series. [more inside]
What lives where in the Solar System. Fantastic Adventure
covers from 1939/40 depicting the kind of lifeforms they think each planet can support. [more inside]
The Cassini team announced a possible cyrovolcano on Titan.
A key difference between this find and cyrovulcanism on Enceladus
is the probable existence of a thousand-meter peak and lobe-shaped flows similar to terrestrial vulcanism. Their video release
explains the evidence with 3-d models of the features.
More speculative, Guillaume Robuchon speculates that Pluto might have liquid water
under an icy surface, assuming it has enough of a rocky core to support heat production through radioactive decay.
At forty miles (64.4 km) from Pluto to Sun, the Maine Solar System Model
is the largest complete three-dimensional scale model of the solar system in the world. What, you didn't know there was more than one
? And yes, Pluto is staying put