Titan: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Study on Titan’s Energy Budget

A recent study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters drew parallels between the energy budgets of Earth and the Saturnian moon Titan. Energy budget is the differences between the quantum of solar energy received and emitted by a planetary system or satellite system. Titan is the largest moon of Saturn. It is also the ..

NASA announces its New Frontiers program

NASA has recently announced its New Frontiers program, called Dragonfly mission, to explore Saturn’s largest moon – Titan. It’s the only moon in our solar system that has an atmosphere.The rotorcraft will fly to dozens of promising locations on Titan looking for pre-biotic chemical processes common on both Titan and Earth. The mission will launch ..

NASA spotted lakes filled with Methane on Saturn’s moon Titan

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has made an incredible observation about the extraordinary deep lakes filled with methane in the Saturn’s moon, Titan. Titan, Saturn’s largest moon has methane rain that can fill lakes as much as 330 feet deep. Titan has become only planetary body known to have stable liquid on its surface, apart from Earth.

Saturn’s Moon Titan: NASA Cassini Aircraft

The NASA Cassini Aircraft found that Saturn’s largest moon has small deep lakes filled with Methane. Cassini data measured Ontario Lacus the only major lake in Titan’s southern hemisphere. The lakes, rivers and seas mainly contain compounds of hydrogen and carbon which are the essential for the formation of petroleum and natural gas. Facts Related ..

Liquid methane spotted on Titan satellite in solar system

By using data obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, the researchers discovered deep lakes (more than 300 feet, or 100 meters) filled with methane on Saturn’s moon Titan. The team also found “phantom lakes” that fill and empty periodically. It must be noted that Titan is the only known body in our solar system other than ..

Cassini Mission

The Cassini–Huygens mission commonly called Cassini, was collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) to send a probe to study the planet Saturn and its system, including its rings and natural satellites. It was launched into space in October1997. Cassini’s mission to explore Saturn ended on Sept. 15, 2017 with a ..