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This moon of Saturn has a diameter of 3,200 miles, an atmospheric pressure
of 1.5 times that of Earth. The atmosphere is mostly nitrogen and
(SFC, 4/898, p.A8) 1997
Oct 13, The Cassini spacecraft was scheduled to be
launched aboard a Titan rocket from Cape Canaveral for a trip to end in
2004 at Saturn. It will carry the Huygens probe to be deployed on the
Saturn moon Titan.
(SFEC, 10/5/97, Z1 p.1)
1997 Oct 15, NASA launched the
Cassini spacecraft destined to arrive at Saturn on July 1, 2004.
1998 Apr 8, It was reported that
Europe’s Infrared Space Observatory discovered water around stars and
planets. Water vapor in the atmosphere of Titan was reported.
(SFC, 4/898, p.A8)
2004 Nov 6, The Cassini spacecraft
will launch its Huygens probe onto Titan.
(SFEC, 10/5/97, Z1 p.4)
2005 Jan 15, The European space
probe Huygens landed on Saturn's moon Titan, sending back images of
what scientists were calling the strangest landscape in the solar
system. Pictures showed a pale orange surface covered by a thin haze of
methane and what appears to be a methane sea complete with islands and
a mist-shrouded coastline.
2007 Mar 13, Scientists reported
the discovery of what appear to be sea-size bodies of liquid, probably
methane or ethane, on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, with
one about as big as Montana.