Roe, Henry Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona.
Lorenz, Ralph D. Space Department, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.
- Atmosphere and Methane Weather
- Structure and composition
- Source of methane
- Seasons and time scales
- Clouds and circulation
- Cassini results: A young surface
- Huygens probe: Titan up close
- Dunes and lakes
- Exploring a diverse, dynamic landscape
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Titan, 5150 km (3200 mi) in diameter, is Saturn's largest moon and the second largest satellite in the solar system. In the last few years there have been significant advances in our knowledge of Titan's atmosphere and surface, aided by the Cassini-Huygens mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA). NASA's Cassini Saturn orbiter has flown by Titan every few weeks since October 2004 (three dozen times by mid-2007). In January 2005, Cassini released the ESA-built Huygens probe, which descended by parachute through Titan's atmosphere and landed on its surface.
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