Titan

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      Scientists have published the first global topographic map of Saturn's moon Titan. The new map is a valuable tool for studying the moon, which is a prime target of interest for astrobiology in our solar system.
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      By studying the surface of Titan over several years, scientists have determined that the supply of the moon's hydrocarbon methane could be coming to an end.
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      Scientists previously thought that chemistry in Titan's atmosphere became more inert closer to the surface. Now, a new study suggests that complex organic chemistry that could lead to the building blocks of life extends lower in the moon's atmosphere than previously thought.
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      A new study using data from Cassini is helping scientists understand the behavior of smoggy aerosol layers in the atmospheres of Titan and Earth.
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      New observations from Cassini are helping scientists understand physical processes like stream erosion and drifting sand dunes on the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan.
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      A new paper explains the unexpected qualities of the surface of Titan as experienced by the Huygens probe when it landed on the moon eight years ago. In January of 2005, Huygens came to rest on Saturn's largest moon after bouncing, sliding and wobbling across
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      A new study shows that blocks of hydrocarbon ice may float on the surface of Titan's seas and lakes.
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      As 2012 draws to a close, Astrobiology Magazine highlights the year's top stories. At number 8, scientists revealed 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 in our solar
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      Cassini has spotted a river valley on Titan that stretches more than 400km from its 'headwaters' to a large sea.
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      A new analysis of data from Titan suggests that the moon's icy outer crust is twice as thick as scientists previously thought. Beneath this icy shell, which could be 200 kilometers thick, an ocean of liquid water is thought to exist.
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      Using data from Cassini, scientists have tied seasonal sunlight to an unexpected reversal in the circulation of Titan's atmosphere.
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      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
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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