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Tartan Details - Exploration of Titan

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Exploration of Titan" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 12181
Designer: Geoffrey (Tailor) Ltd
Tartan date: 14/06/2018
Registration date: 20 June 2018
Category: Other
Restrictions: Yes.
Prepared for weaving by Geoffrey (Tailor) Ltd.

Registration notes: Designed on behalf of Charles Cockell, Professor of Astrobiology, Edinburgh University to celebrate science, exploration and outreach activities associated with Saturn's moon Titan. Colours: The brown background represents the brown haze that enshrouds the moon and is a product of its methane and hydrocarbon cycle. The dark brown bands represent the formation of complex hydrocarbons on the moon and their presence on the surface. They may also represent the dark methane lakes of the moon. The white line represents water ice and its role in geological cycles on the moon. The blue line represents the subsurface ocean or the formation of transient liquid water in impact events on the moon and the astrobiological significance of chemical reactions in such environments. The green line threaded through the dark hydrocarbon band reflects the interest in Titan as a place where prebiotic compounds may have formed, the precursors to life and the use of Titan to understand organic chemistry relevant to early life on Earth. It may also represent the interaction of life with Titan in the form of robotic and human exploration. Anyone with an interest in this tartan may wear it.
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