The electric sands of Titan

Posted by | April 07, 2017 | Science | No Comments

Experiments suggest the particles that cover the surface of Saturn’s moon, Titan, are ‘electrically charged.’ When the wind blows hard enough, Titan’s non-silicate granules get kicked up and start to hop in a motion. As they collide, they become frictionally charged, like a balloon rubbing against your hair, and clump together in a way not observed for sand dune grains on Earth — they become resistant to further motion.

The electric sands of Titan
Source: weird science