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Troubleshooting Titan: bubbles, submarines and cryogenic seas

January 9, 2020

If scientists someday send a spacecraft to the surface of Titan, the largest moon orbiting Saturn, it could…
The First Global Geologic Map of Titan Completed

November 20, 2019

The first map showing the global geology of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, has been completed and fully reveals…
Global Map of Titan’s Geology Constructed by Scientists

November 19, 2019

Titan’s methane-based hydrologic cycle makes it one of the Solar System’s most geologically diverse bodies. There are lakes…
Shape-shifting Robots Like These Could Be Just What We Need to Explore Titan

September 27, 2019

When it comes to space exploration, it’s robots that do most of the work. That trend will continue…
Explosive nitrogen created craters that pock Saturn moon Titan

September 10, 2019

The topography of Titan, the largest of moon of Saturn, seems serene in Cassini mission images, but lakes…
New Models Suggest Titan Lakes Are Explosion Craters

September 10, 2019

Using radar data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, recently published research presents a new scenario to explain why some…
How Habitable is Titan? NASA is Sending the Titan Dragonfly Helicopter to Find Out

August 3, 2019

There are few places in the Solar System which are as fascinating as Saturn’s moon Titan. It’s a…
Travel to Alien Moons with Expert Guides

July 24, 2019

Humans first explored the Earth’s moon 50 years ago, an impressive feat for sure. But if you are…
A Jarful of Titan Could Teach Us A Lot About Life There, and Here On Earth

July 9, 2019

Titan is a distant, exotic, and dangerous world. It’s frigid temperatures and hydrocarbon chemistry is like nothing else…
NASA’s Dragonfly Will Fly Around Titan Looking for Origins, Signs of Life

June 30, 2019

NASA has announced that our next destination in the solar system is the unique, richly organic world Titan.…
NASA Plans to Fly a Drone to Titan in Search of the Building Blocks of Life

June 28, 2019

In a statement released on Thursday, NASA revealed its next target of exploration within our solar system to…
NASA’s Cassini Reveals Surprises with Titan’s Lakes

April 16, 2019

On its final flyby of Saturn’s largest moon in 2017, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that…
Titan’s Thick Clouds Obscure our View, but Cassini Took these Images in Infrared, Showing the Moon’s Surface Features

January 16, 2019

Saturn’s moon Titan is a very strange place. It’s surrounded by a dense, opaque atmosphere, the only moon…
Scientists Present New Clues to Cut Through the Mystery of Titan’s Atmospheric Haze

October 8, 2018

A team including Berkeley Lab scientists homes in on a ‘missing link’ in Titan’s one-of-a-kind chemistry. The atmospheric…
Titan Dust Storms Prove the Moon to be More Earth-like than Ever

September 28, 2018

Ever since the Cassini orbiter entered the Saturn system in July of 2004, scientists and the general public…
Dust Storms on Titan Spotted for the First Time

September 25, 2018

Data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has revealed what appear to be giant dust storms in equatorial regions of…
Cassini’s Final View of Titan’s Northern Lakes and Seas

September 14, 2018

During NASA’s Cassini mission’s final distant encounter with Saturn’s giant moon Titan, the spacecraft captured the enigmatic moon’s…
Titan Looks Cool in Infrared

July 27, 2018

The Cassini spacecraft ended its mission on September 15th, 2017, when it crashed into Saturn’s atmosphere, thus preventing…
There’s Sand on Titan, Where Does it Come From?

June 28, 2018

Even though the Cassini orbiter ended its mission on of September 15th, 2017, the data it gathered on…
Cassini Finds Saturn Moon Has ‘Sea Level’ Like Earth

January 18, 2018

Saturn’s moon Titan may be nearly a billion miles away from Earth, but a recently published paper based…
Twilight Haze

January 17, 2018

In this view, individual layers of haze can be distinguished in the upper atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest…
Yes Please! NASA is Considering a Helicopter Mission to Titan

December 23, 2017

The only thing cooler than sending a helicopter drone to explore Titan is sending a nuclear powered one…
NASA Invests in Concept Development for Missions to Comet, Saturn Moon Titan

December 21, 2017

NASA has selected two finalist concepts for a robotic mission planned to launch in the mid-2020s: a comet…
NASA Team Finds Noxious Ice Cloud on Saturn’s Moon Titan

October 19, 2017

Researchers with NASA’s Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above…
Intense storms batter Saturn’€™s largest moon, UCLA scientists report

October 12, 2017

Titan, the largest of Saturn’s more than 60 moons, has surprisingly intense rainstorms, according to research by a…
After Farewell Kiss, Cassini Takes the Plunge

September 18, 2017

When NASA’s Cassini spacecraft careens to its final destination, the upper atmosphere of Saturn, it will take with…
6 Saturn secrets revealed

September 15, 2017

For 13 years, the University of Iowa has had a front-row seat on NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn, thanks to…
Cassini Makes its ‘Goodbye Kiss’ Flyby of Titan

September 12, 2017

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is headed toward its Sept. 15 plunge into Saturn, following a final, distant flyby of…
Oil and water do not mix? Scientists managed to convince them

August 29, 2017

Every child knows that oil and water do not mix. Oil molecules repel water. In fact, some of…
Cassini Prepares to Say Goodbye to a True Titan

August 12, 2017

Mere weeks away from its dramatic, mission-ending plunge into Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has a hectic schedule, orbiting…
NASA Finds Moon of Saturn Has Chemical That Could Form ‘Membranes’

July 29, 2017

NASA scientists have definitively detected the chemical acrylonitrile in the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan, a place that…
Has Cassini found a universal driver for prebiotic chemistry at Titan?

July 27, 2017

The international Cassini-Huygens mission has made a surprising detection of a molecule that is instrumental in the production…
Northern Summer on Titan

June 17, 2017

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft sees bright methane clouds drifting in the summer skies of Saturn’s moon Titan, along with…
Cassini Looks on as Solstice Arrives at Saturn

May 25, 2017

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft still has a few months to go before it completes its mission in September, but…
Cloud Bands Streak Across Titan

May 10, 2017

The view was obtained during a distant (non-targeted) flyby, during which Cassini passed 303,000 miles (488,000 kilometers) above…
Cassini Completes Final — and Fateful — Titan Flyby

April 25, 2017

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn’s hazy moon Titan and is now beginning…
Cassini Heads Toward Final Close Encounter with Titan

April 20, 2017

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will make its final close flyby of Saturn’s haze-enshrouded moon Titan this weekend. The flyby…
The Electric Sands of Titan

March 30, 2017

Experiments led by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggest the particles that cover the surface of…
Experiments Show Titan Lakes May Fizz with Nitrogen

March 16, 2017

A recent NASA-funded study has shown how the hydrocarbon lakes and seas of Saturn’s moon Titan might occasionally…
Catching Cassini’s call

January 14, 2017

This week, ESA deep-space radio dishes on two continents are listening for signals from the international Cassini spacecraft,…
Huygens: ‘Ground Truth’ From an Alien Moon

January 12, 2017

2005 Historic Descent to Titan Revisited After a two-and-a-half-hour descent, the metallic, saucer-shaped spacecraft came to rest with…
Titan’s Mystery Clouds

December 23, 2016

This comparison of two views from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, taken fairly close together in time, illustrates a peculiar…
Watching Summer Clouds on Titan

November 6, 2016

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft watched clouds of methane moving across the far northern regions of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan,…
Titan is gorges: Moon features steep, liquid-filled canyons

October 31, 2016

Although Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is surrounded by a thick, hazy atmosphere, Cornell astronomers have revealed that the…
Cassini Sees Dramatic Seasonal Changes on Titan

October 22, 2016

As southern winter solstice approaches in the Saturn system, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been revealing dramatic seasonal changes…
NASA Scientists Find ‘Impossible’ Cloud on Titan — Again

September 21, 2016

The puzzling appearance of an ice cloud seemingly out of thin air has prompted NASA scientists to suggest…
Titan’s Dunes and Other Features Emerge in New Images

September 8, 2016

New scenes from a frigid alien landscape are coming to light in recent radar images of Saturn’s largest…
35 Years On, Voyager’s Legacy Continues at Saturn

August 26, 2016

Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. After an initial flyby…
Cassini Finds Flooded Canyons on Titan

August 11, 2016

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has found deep, steep-sided canyons on Saturn’s moon Titan that are flooded with liquid hydrocarbons.…
NASA Sails Full-Speed Ahead in Solar System Exploration

July 17, 2016

NASA’s Juno is now poised to shine a spotlight on the origins and interior structure of the largest…
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