News from Titan's Lakes
- 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...
- The identification of liquid ethane in Titan�s Ontario Lacus. Brown, R. H.; Soderblom, L. A.; Soderblom, J. M.; Clark, R. N.; Jaumann, R.; Barnes, J. W.; Sotin, C.; Buratti, B.; Baines, K. H.; Nicholson, P. D. // Nature;7/31/2008, Vol. 454 Issue 7204, p607
Titan was once thought to have global oceans of light hydrocarbons on its surface, but after 40 close flybys of Titan by the Cassini spacecraft, it has become clear that no such oceans exist. There are, however, features similar to terrestrial lakes and seas, and widespread evidence for fluvial...
- Titan may be land of lakes. Carroll, Michael // Astronomy;Nov2006, Vol. 34 Issue 11, p30
The article discusses the possibility that NASA's Cassini mission may have found methane lakes on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Several of the lakes have the appearance of being liquid-filled volcanic craters. Further testing should be conducted on the lakes as several conditions, such as wind,...
- Planetary science: Organic lakes on Titan. Raulin, Fran�ois // Nature;7/31/2008, Vol. 454 Issue 7204, p587
The article reports that Cassini-Huygens mission spacecraft spotted lakes containing ethane on Titan, the largest satellite of Saturn. Studies identified the characteristic spectrum of liquid ethane in infrared spectra of Ontario Lacus, a dark surface feature near the south pole of Titan. It was...
- A MYSTERIOUS MOON IS MAPPED. // Discover;Apr2007, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p44
The article presents a map of Titan, a moon of Saturn. The map is a mosaic of digital images taken by the infrared cameras on the Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Titan. Some areas on the map are named for fictional Earthly paradises, such as Shangri La and Xanadu. Blank polar areas will be...
- 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...
- 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.