Titan

Titan

Saturn's largest moon is the only planetary satellite in the Solar System with a dense atmosphere.

In the early 1980s, the Voyager 1 and 2 probes took the first close-ups of the permanent orange haze that hides Titan's surface.

In early 2005 the European Huygens probe parachuted through Titan's nitrogen-rich atmosphere and landed on the moon's surface while the Cassini spacecraft studied the moon from orbit. Images and other measurements from the craft show a world with riverbeds, liquid methane lakes and cryovolcanoes (ice volcanoes).

Photo: Titan with Saturn in the background taken by the Cassini probe (NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute)

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About Titan

Titan is the only moon with a dense atmosphere.

About Titan

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