Recently in the Titan Category


We present results of an investigation into the formation of nitrogen-bearing molecules in the atmosphere of Titan.

NASA's Cassini and Huygen's missions have provided a wealth of data about chemical elements found on Saturn's moon Titan, and Cornell scientists have uncovered a chemical trail that suggests prebiotic conditions may exist there.

A Closer Look At Titan's Methane Seas

Saturn's largest moon is covered in seas and lakes of liquid hydrocarbons and one sea has now been found to be filled with pure methane, with a seabed covered by a sludge of organic-rich material, and possibly surrounded by wetlands.

Titan, with its thick, nitrogen-dominated atmosphere, has been seen from satellite and terrestrial observations to harbour methane clouds.

Structure of Titan's Evaporites

Numerous geological features that could be evaporitic in origin have been identified on the surface of Titan.

Early Titan Was a Cold, Hostile Place

Titan is a mysterious orange-socked moon of Saturn that is exciting to astrobiologists because it has some of the same kinds of chemicals that were precursors to life on Earth. Its atmosphere is 95 percent nitrogen, but it also has a tad bit of methane, predominantly close to the surface.

Scientists at UCL have observed how a widespread polar wind is driving gas from the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan.

A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled by a team of Cornell University researchers.

Simulations of Titan's Paleoclimate

We investigate the effects of varying Saturn's orbit on the atmospheric circulation and surface methane distribution of Titan.

New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles.