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Last in the “Other Worldly Voices” series! Saturn’s moon Titan introduces you to the dubious joys of liquid methane rain, alien thunderstorms, lightning, lakes of liquid ethane and methane, and regional methane seas. It’s also the only moon in the solar system with a dense atmosphere and thick cloud cover, and with lower gravity than Earth (about 14%) and a pretty, hazy orange sky, it is also safe from cosmic radiation. So, not a bad environment if you’re into that sort of thing. You could actually survive here without a space suit /pressurised suit – just be sure you have an oxygen mask and some pretty warm clothes! -179deg’s C approx.

It also offers a slight improvement on the vocalisation front. Cue deep and raspy voice! But at least you have a voice here despite Titan’s freezing cold 50% denser than that of Earth atmosphere, and consisting of a heady 95% nitrogen and 5% methane. However, this dense and a touch on the chilly side Titan air, leads to less quivering on the part of your vocal cords and more appropriate behaviour from them given the circumstances.

Not satisfied with leisurely vocal cords Titan’s atmosphere also slows sound waves down too. On the upside, due to high levels of nitrogen in the atmospheric composition of Titan you’ll sound sexy and your deep and raspy vocals will travel for miles, unlike on Mars! Better still you’ll sound great because this handy atmosphere does not dull down the sexy vocals you utter!

 

References:

Noise, Winter 2019 issue of Popular Science

Space.com

Posted September 19, 2021 by europasicewolf in Astronomy, Environment and Climate

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