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Bouncing on Titan

ESA's Huygens probe bounced, slid and wobbled its way to rest in the 10 seconds after touching down on Saturn's moon, Titan, in January 2005, a new analysis reveals. The findings provide novel insight into the nature of the moon's surface.

Titan Shows Surprising Seasonal Changes

Detailed observations of Saturn's moon Titan have now spanned 30 years, covering an entire solar orbit for this distant world. Dr. Athena Coustenis from the Paris-Meudon Observatory in France has analyzed data gathered over this time and has found that the changing seasons of Titan affect it more than previously thought. Coustenis will present these results at the European Planetary Science Congress in Madrid on Friday 28th September.

Navigating the Seas of Titan

Humanity has landed a rover on Mars. Now, say scientists, it's time to land a boat on Titan. This outlandish scenario could become reality, according to engineers presenting their proposals at the European Planetary Science Congress on 27 September.

Saturn and Titan

Posing for portraits for NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Saturn and its largest moon, Titan, show spectacular colors in a quartet of images being released today. One image captures the changing hues of Saturn's northern and southern hemispheres as they pass from one season to the next.

River Networks on Titan

For many years, Titan's thick, methane- and nitrogen-rich atmosphere kept astronomers from seeing what lies beneath. Saturn's largest moon appeared through telescopes as a hazy orange orb, in contrast to other heavily cratered moons in the solar system.

Winter Is Coming on Titan

False-color images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the development of a hood of high-altitude haze - which appears orange in this image -- forming over the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan.

Vortex Seen at Titan's South Pole

Images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show a concentration of high-altitude haze and a vortex materializing at the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan, signs that the seasons are turning on Saturn's largest moon.

Subsurface Ocean on Titan

Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have revealed Saturn's moon Titan likely harbors a layer of liquid water under its ice shell.

Tropical Methane Lakes on Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spied long-standing methane lakes, or puddles, in the "tropics" of Saturn's moon Titan. One of the tropical lakes appears to be about half the size of Utah's Great Salt Lake, with a depth of at least 3 feet (1 meter).

Spectacular Image: Titan and Saturn

This image was taken on May 06, 2012 and received on Earth May 07, 2012. The camera was pointing toward Titan at approximately 475,131 miles (764,649 kilometers) away.

Saturn's giant moon Titan hides within a thick, smoggy atmosphere that's well-known to scientists as one of the most complex chemical environments in the solar system. It's a productive "factory" cranking out hydrocarbons that rain down on Titan's icy surface, cloaking it in soot and, with a brutally cold surface temperature of around minus 270 degrees Fahrenheit, forming lakes of liquid methane and ethane.

This Week's Photo of Titan

This image was taken on April 08, 2012 and received on Earth April 09, 2012. The camera was pointing toward Titan at approximately 1,810,102 kilometers away, and the image was taken using the CL1 and CB3 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated.

In January 2005 the Huygens probe landed on Titan, the biggest of Saturn's moons. It was the first earth-born object to land in the outer solar system. Now, new discoveries by the Cassini-Huygens mission could change our assumptions about the presence of life in the Solar System.

Martin Marietta SM-68A/HGM-25A Titan I

Entering operational service in 1962, Titan I was the United States' first multistage ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile). Incorporating the latest design technology, Titan provided an additional nuclear deterrent to complement the U.S. Air Force's Atlas missile. Though the SM-68A was operational for only three years, it was an important step in building the Air Force's strategic nuclear forces. 

Titan - A Place Like Home

Investigation of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, after the Cassini spacecraft's seven-year trek landed the Huygens Probe on its surface. Does it reveal how life on Earth began?

First Day Envelope for Titan 1 Launch

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