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The Northern Summer Skies and Lakes of Titan

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees bright methane clouds drifting in the summer skies of Saturn's moon Titan, along with dark hydrocarbon lakes and seas clustered around the north pole


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Northern Summer Clouds On Titan

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of bands of bright, feathery methane clouds drifting across Saturn's moon Titan on May 7, 2017.

Cassini Heads Toward Final Close Encounter with Titan

Cassini Heads Toward Final Close Encounter with Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make its final close flyby of Saturn's haze-enshrouded moon Titan this weekend.


The Electric Sands of Titan

The Electric Sands of Titan

Experiments led by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggest the particles that cover the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, are "electrically charged."


2005 Descent to Titan Revisited

2005 Descent to Titan Revisited Video in Story

After a two-and-a-half-hour descent, the metallic, saucer-shaped spacecraft came to rest with a thud on a dark floodplain covered in cobbles of water ice, in temperatures hundreds of degrees below freezing.


Clouds At Titan's North Pole

Clouds At Titan's North Pole

Floating high above the hydrocarbon lakes, wispy clouds have finally started to return to Titan's northern latitudes.


NASA Scientists Find Impossible Cloud on Titan - Again

NASA Scientists Find Impossible Cloud on Titan - Again

The puzzling appearance of an ice cloud seemingly out of thin air has prompted NASA scientists to suggest that a different process than previously thought -- possibly similar to one seen over Earth's poles -- could be forming clouds on Saturn's moon Titan.


Flooded Canyons on Titan

Flooded Canyons on Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found deep, steep-sided canyons on Saturn's moon Titan that are flooded with liquid hydrocarbons.


Titan's Tallest Mountains

Titan's Tallest Mountains

In a nod to extraterrestrial mountaineers of the future, scientists working on NASA's Cassini mission have identified the highest point on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.


Peering Through Titan's Haze

Peering Through Titan's Haze

This composite image shows an infrared view of Saturn's moon Titan from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, acquired during the mission's ''T-114'' flyby on Nov. 13, 2015.


Monstrous Ice Cloud in Titan's South Polar Region

Monstrous Ice Cloud in Titan's South Polar Region

New observations made near the south pole of Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft add to the evidence that winter comes in like a lion on this moon of Saturn.


Understanding The Surface Geology of Titan

Understanding The Surface Geology of Titan

Saturn's moon Titan is home to seas and lakes filled with liquid hydrocarbons, but what makes the depressions they lie in? A new study suggests that the moon's surface dissolves in a similar process that creates sinkholes on Earth.


A New Way to View Titan:

A New Way to View Titan: "Despeckle" It

During 10 years of discovery, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has pulled back the smoggy veil that obscures the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon.


Video: Approaching Titan a Billion Times Close

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has released the following video on the 10th anniversary of the the Huygens probe landing on Saturn's moon Titan. Follow along as we zoom into Titan to see what this moon looks like. Huygens landed on Titan on January 14, 2005.


Science Channel: Titan, A Strangely Earth-like World

Science Channel: Titan, A Strangely Earth-like World Video in Story

Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, could be the most alien world in our solar system.


Dunes on Titan need Firm Winds to Move

Dunes on Titan need Firm Winds to Move

Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is one of the few solar system bodies and the only planetary moon known to have fields of wind-blown dunes on its surface. (The others are Venus, Earth and Mars.)


Cassini Examines Hydrocarbon Ocean on Titan

Cassini Examines Hydrocarbon Ocean on Titan

NASA's Cassini mission continues its adventures in extraterrestrial oceanography with new findings about the hydrocarbon seas on Saturn's moon Titan.


Crescent Saturn and Titan

Crescent Saturn and Titan

When Galileo first observed Venus displaying a crescent phase, he excitedly wrote to Kepler (in anagram) of Venus mimicking the moon-goddess. He would have been delirious with joy to see Saturn and Titan, seen in this image, doing the same thing.