Titan's methane clouds
- A Titan-ic mission. White II, James C. // Mercury;Nov/Dec97, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p10
Provides pointers on how to observe the moon Titan of the Saturn. Voyager I's observations; Comparative size of Titan.
- News from Titan's Lakes. // Sky & Telescope;May2009, Vol. 117 Issue 5, p18
The article deals with the depth of Titan's methane-ethane lakes and seas. The radar instrument installed on the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn found that the lakes and seas must be deeper than 10 meters over much of their areas. Cassini researchers also found that the large lakes and seas...
- Radar Glints from Ethane Lakes. Durda, Daniel D. // Mercury;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p6
Reports that new radar observations suggest lakes of liquid hydrocarbon exist on Saturn's moon Titan. History of Titan's discovery; Structure and composition of Titan's atmosphere; Evidence of the existence of liquid hydrocarbon surfaces.
- TITAN HERE WE COME. Lorenz, Ralph // New Scientist;07/15/2000, Vol. 167 Issue 2247, p24
Reports on the possibility of proteins or living cells on Titan, a moon located beyond Saturn. Details of the Cassini orbiter, which will probe the landscape of the moon; Discussion of plutonium power needed to survey the landforms of Titan; Role of the United States National Aeronautics and...
- Saturnian moon sightings. // Sky & Telescope;Oct95, Vol. 90 Issue 4, p11
Reports that astronomers have detected two to four new satellites of Saturn with the use of the Hubble Space Telescope. Observation process; Rings' edge-on geometry; Designation of satellites as 1995 S1, S2, S3 and S4; Magnitude.
- Detection of ozone on Saturn's satellites Rhea and Dione. Noll, K.S.; Roush, T.L. // Nature;7/3/1997, Vol. 388 Issue 6637, p45
Reports that ozone has been detected on Saturn's satellites Rhea and Dione. Evidence put forth; Methods used; Presence of trapped ozone also detected on the galilean moon Europa.
- Titan weather report. Flasar, F. Michael // Nature;10/8/1998, Vol. 395 Issue 6702, p541
Provides information on Titan, the only moon in the Solar system to have a thick atmosphere. Observations on Titan when the Voyager I spacecraft approached Saturn in 1980; Implication of the radio occultation soundings on the mean molecular weight of Titan's atmosphere; Important component of...
- Space telescope spies new Saturn moons. Asker, James R. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/7/1995, Vol. 143 Issue 6, p30
Reports the discovery of additional moons along the Saturn rings by astronomers of the Lowell Observatory and University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory using the Hubble Space Telescope. Details of the discovery and its importance.
- Saturn's Satellites. // Sky & Telescope;Feb2000, Vol. 99 Issue 2, p106
Provides tips on observing the satellites of Saturn for the month of February 2000.