Titanic Science

What does the Titanic have to do with the search for extraterrestrial life in the solar system?  At Owego-Apalachin Middle School, we had a chance to try and figure it out!  Here are some places to explore this topic in more detail:

A copy of the presentation used in our discussion

Details of the Titanic: construction, maiden voyage, sinking, and discovery

Argo is a towed submersible system used by Dr. Robert Ballard to locate the Titanic wreck in 1985

The Alvin Submersible  is the undersea vehicle that Robert Ballard has used to visit the Titanic wreck site, and explore further with the Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV), Jason Jr.

Rusticles, extremophile life thriving at the Titanic wreck site

Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents, home to extremophile life

Photosynthesis and Chemosynthesis, different ways lifeforms create stored energy

Cassini-Huygens JPL robotic mission to Saturn

More information about Saturn

More details about Saturn’s surprising moon, Enceladus

Phosphorus recently discovered on Enceladus

IceFin Robot developed at Cornell University by Britney Schmidt and her research team to explore the sea under the Thwaites glacier in Antarctica.

EELS Robot developed by JPL and NASA to explore harsh locations on other planets…and moons!




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