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Apr 8, 2014 12:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Saturn's moons are packed with mystery and alien landscapes, but as shown in this flyby observation of Titan, some surface features have a very Earth-like flavor.
Mar 20, 2014 07:22 PM ET // Irene Klotz
New observations from NASA’s Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft show what appear to be glints of sunlight bouncing off a wind-rippled lake on the moon Titan. Continue reading →
Jan 13, 2014 12:25 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Tracking weather conditions on other planets is no easy task, but if we start watching dune formation, we could at least tell which way the wind is blowing.
Oct 23, 2013 04:21 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Saturn orbiter, the Cassini spacecraft, has has a stunning glimpse into Titan's thick atmosphere, revealing its vast lakes of liquid methane and ethane, plus possible analogs of terrestrial salt flats.
Apr 30, 2012 12:21 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Since scientists confirmed Titan's oceans are made of liquid methane, they've longed to set sail and discover a new alien ocean.
Apr 27, 2012 12:48 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Using data from the Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn and the Huygens probe that landed in 2005, scientists have found that Titan's atmosphere is much younger than the moon itself.
Sep 4, 2012 01:02 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Before he was an astronaut, Neil Armstrong figured out how to save pilots in America's first planned orbital space program from an explosion on the launch pad.
Jun 14, 2012 07:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons, has lakes around its equator, new results from NASA's Cassini probe shows.
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