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Titan Oozing
Topic: Titan
11/08/04
Summary: Radar images of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, can reveal surface roughness at the scale of a human hand. But the smoothness and flow patterns observed during the recent Cassini flyby may more closely resemble cryovolcanism, or flowing molten ice.

Fireball Falling into Titan's Soup
Topic: Titan
11/04/04
Summary: When the Huygens probe heats up from friction as it descends into Titan's thick atmosphere, will its light be visible from ground telescopes around the world?

Titanic Crunch, Squelch or Splash?
Topic: Titan
11/04/04
Summary: Land, sea or mud--which will greet the Huygens probe if it reaches the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, after Christmas?

Dark Echoes from Titan
Topic: Titan
11/02/04
Summary: Looking at radar reflections of Titan, scientists are puzzled by what they see: is the surface dotted with black pools or two different materials, one light, the other dark? Connecting these dots will depend on overlaying the visual with more bouncing radio waves.

Landing Site for Huygens
Topic: Titan
10/30/04
Summary: The Cassini flyby of Titan has revealed complex landform boundaries and what many scientists hope is a rich source of oily lakes. Whether the January descent of the Huygens probe to the surface can target such shorelines remains a complex mystery to unravel over the next two months.

Titan: Where's the Wet Stuff?
Topic: Titan
10/28/04
Summary: One of NASA's goals in sending Cassini on its 2-billion-mile journey to Saturn was to search for lakes of liquid hydrocarbon that scientists believe may exist on the surface of the planet's moon Titan. The data are now back from Cassini's first Titan flyby. Did it find what it was looking for? Well, maybe.

Titan's Drumroll Please
Topic: Titan
10/27/04
Summary: The Cassini flyby of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, captured four gigabytes of data and images Wednesday morning. So far, the smoggy moon looks free of impact craters, shows streakiness or wind-scouring and harbors dark boundaries against a lighter 'shoreline'.

Titan's Big Surprise
Topic: Titan
10/27/04
Summary: The Cassini flyby of Titan sent back the most detailed surface images, but the 1000 kilometer cloud formation near the south pole has scientists stumped.

Magical Xanadu
Topic: Titan
10/26/04
Summary: The region of most interest on Titan is a continent-sized, bright area called Xanadu. Images acquired while the Cassini probe approached the moon suggest a landscape shrouded by heavy clouds and contrasting albedo.

Titan on Tuesday
Topic: Titan
10/25/04
Summary: On Tuesday, October 26, the Cassini spacecraft will make its closest approach yet to Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Cassini will analyze the moon's thick atmosphere and take pictures of its mysterious surface.

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