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Whoa. Lakes on Titan Might be the Craters from Massive Underground Explosions

The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission to Saturn and its moons two years ago when it was sent plunging into…

1 week ago

How Habitable is Titan? NASA is Sending the Titan Dragonfly Helicopter to Find Out

There are few places in the Solar System which are as fascinating as Saturn’s moon Titan. It’s a world with…

2 months ago

There are Ring-Like Formations Around the Lakes on Titan

Some lakes on Titan have ring-like shapes around them, and scientists are trying to find out how they formed. Understanding…

2 months ago

A Jarful of Titan Could Teach Us A Lot About Life There, and Here On Earth

Titan is a distant, exotic, and dangerous world. It's frigid temperatures and hydrocarbon chemistry is like nothing else in the…

2 months ago

NASA is Going Back to Saturn’s Moon Titan, this Time With a Nuclear Battery-Powered Quadcopter

The official announcement has been made. NASA is sending the Dragonfly, its rotary-winged flying robot, to Titan. We'll have to…

3 months ago

Lakes on Titan Might Have Exotic Crystals Encrusted Around Their Shores

Titan is a mysterious, strange place for human eyes. It's a frigid world, with seas of liquid hydrocarbons, and a…

3 months ago

Methane-Filled Lakes on Titan are “Surprisingly Deep”

The Cassini mission to Saturn and its moons wrapped up in 2017, when the spacecraft was sent plunging into the…

5 months ago

Cassini Saw Rain Falling at Titan’s North Pole

The Cassini mission to Saturn ended in September 2017, but the data it gathered during its 13 year mission is…

8 months ago

Titan’s Thick Clouds Obscure our View, but Cassini Took these Images in Infrared, Showing the Moon’s Surface Features

Saturn's moon Titan is a very strange place. It's surrounded by a dense, opaque atmosphere, the only moon in the…

8 months ago

Titan First-Ever Detected Dust Storms Prove the Moon is More Earth-like than Ever

Based on Cassini data, an international team of scientists found evidence of dust storms on Titan, yet another thing it…

12 months ago