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Titan Glows in the Dark
Topic: Titan
Summary: Cassini has captured images showing how Titan glows dimly in the dark. Light is emitted when charged particles bang into nitrogen molecules in the moon's dense atmosphere. The data is a glimpse into the processes behind the natural organic chemistry factory that exists on the unique moon.

What's Baking on Titan?
Topic: Titan
Summary: Radar images of Titan have revealed some curious new features on the mysterious moon. They include a nearly circular feature that resembles a giant hot cross bun and shorelines of ancient seas.

How Huygens Landed on Titan
Topic: Titan
Summary: A new analysis of Huygens data reveals that, after touching down on Titan, the probe spent 10 seconds bouncing, sliding and wobbling its way to rest.

Titan's Changing Seasons
Topic: Titan
Summary: By analyzing observations of Titan collected over the past 30 years, scientists have found that changing seasons affect the Saturnian moon more than previously thought.

Navigating the Seas of Titan
Topic: Titan
Summary: A team of engineers has put forward a new proposal for a boat to land on Titan. The robotic explorer could spend six months to a year sailing a lake on Titan and collecting scientific data.

Charting Titan's River System
Topic: Titan
Summary: By analyzing images of Titan's river networks, researchers have determined that in some regions, rivers have created surprisingly little erosion. This means that erosion on Titan may be extremely slow, or some other phenomena may have wiped out older riverbeds and landforms.

Titan's Seasonal Vortex
Topic: Titan
Summary: Observations from the Cassini spacecraft show a concentration of high-altitude haze and a vortex at Titan's south pole, indicating that the seasons are turning on the mysterious moon.

Titan's Subsurface Ocean
Topic: Titan
Summary: New data from Cassini indicates that Saturn's moon Titan likely harbors a layer of liquid water under its shell. The findings could have implications in the search for life on our solar system.

Lakes on Titan Evidence of an Aquifer?
Topic: Titan
Summary: New data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows long-standing methane lakes in the 'tropics' of Saturn's moon Titan. Models had previously predicted that such long-standing bodies of liquid could only exist at the moon's poles.

How Long Has Titan's Chemical Factory Been in Business?
Topic: Titan
Summary: Saturn's moon Titan is well known as one of the most complex chemical environments in the Solar System. Now scientists are trying to determine just how long the 'chemical factory' of Titan has been active.

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