Other Worldly Voices 4   5 comments

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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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  1. I sounded like that the other morning, Icewolf, and I hadn’t even left Earth! I had a terrible frog in my throat which just wouldn’t go, and I sounded raspy for a good few hours. I suppose frogs in throats wouldn’t be noticed on Titan, however, as I suppose with those temperatures everyone will probably have one.
    You need to come back to this series at a later date… there are a lot of planets and moons out there! 🙂 I enjoy visiting the planets with you.

    • Thanks Tom😃Will do my Wolfie best to track down some more material on this subject! I’ve enjoyed it too so I’m happy 😊 that you did as well😀 I hope you’re not still sounding raspy and you’ve plucked that naughty frog 😉 out of your throat…It’s probably hopped several times round Titan in the time it’s taken me to get back to you! Icewolfie is a bit of a hopeless case, I think 🤔 you’d probably agree 👍 😉 I don’t mean to be but it just kind of happens every so often 😉 Mind you, on this occasion it’s partly due to taking a tumble during my planetary visits leading to a broken Icewolf paw🐾 Left paw so not that great an excuse since I’m right pawed and it’s in a splint not plaster😜 but it sounds like the kind of excuse for poor attendance that might garner some sympathy! 😉 Maybe!😆 Contrary to popular opinion this tumble did not happen when I’d “had a few!!” Though it’s probably better they think that than know the facts!🤣 Neither has this stopped me taking up NASA’s offer of a boarding pass for the 2026 (or was it 2024?🤔🙃) future flight to Mars! So, no excuses for not planet hopping to your blog really is there?😃

  2. Wow, it’s been eons. So great hearing from you. Bless your heart

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