NASA is one of the administrations affected by the October 2013 US government shutdown due to political bickering in Congress as found here :
and explained here : http://www.space.com/23019-government-shutdown-space-nasa-astronauts.html
Still it works hard and well when allowed to and it had time to put this up yesterday :
Using a spectrograph or spectrometer, a machine that breaks down light ( usually emitted from gaseous or heated sources ) with a grating or prism to reveal their “signature” and thus find out what they are made of,
the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn
found the first complex molecule generated naturally, other than by us humans on Earth. The lines of different frequencies or colors tell by their absence or presence what a material is made of. The one found on Titan, one of Saturn’s moon is a common plastic for Eartlings.
To prove that, just check these sweets :
packed in polypropylene bags?
Or this picture for your recycling bin sorting :
all these and that symbol containing the number 5 mark polypropylene whose basic Propene molecule is found yet below … and now on Titan?
But heck, don’t take my word for it! Here are the people responsible for the discovery giving a proper explanation :
And good day all, Tay.