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Titan: World's Fastest Supercomputer Unleashed
2012-10-29 10:21:25

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has created a machine capable of doing the unthinkable. In fact, it’s capabilities not only sound impossible, they sound fictional.

Giant Impacts Formed The Moons Of Saturn
2012-10-17 14:58:59

Planetary scientists claim in a paper published in Icarus that Saturn's moons may have formed due to giant impacts.

Saturn Moon Titan Is Baking Up Something Strange
2012-10-17 09:16:39

What resembles a giant hot cross bun? According to radar images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, a mysterious, nearly circular feature on Saturn's moon Titan does.

Cassini Going Strong 15 Years After Launch
2012-10-16 09:04:52

As the Cassini spacecraft hurtles around Saturn along its continuing mission, NASA announced the fifteen-year anniversary of the probe’s launch this week.

Analysis Indicates Huygens Probe Had Rough Landing On Saturn’s Moon Titan In 2005
2012-10-12 08:28:31

The European Space Agency’s Huygens Probe, which landed on Saturn’s largest moon Titan in 2005, had a bit of a shaky landing in the final seconds of its Titanian descent.

Titan Seasons Documented
2012-09-28 21:57:08

As the fall season starts to ramp up here in the U.S., observations show Saturn's moon Titan has its own drastic seasonal changes.

Moon Of Saturn May Be Next Big Space Mission
2012-09-28 14:41:47

We have sent a man to the moon, rovers to Mars and two Voyager missions into the great unknown reaches of space. Perhaps, it's time to land a boat on Titan.


Latest Titan Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Pisces (fish) Constellation -- Location: Zodiac constellation, visible from both Hemispheres; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 01h; Declination: +15; Source: Ancient, Middle East and eastern Mediterranean, also Greek and Roman mythology. The constellations that are included in the Zodiac - the 12 constellations recognized by Babylonian astronomers through which our Sun, moon, and planets appeared to travel during the course of a year - are considered to be among the oldest sky patterns...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Draco (dragon or serpent) Constellation -- Location: Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 17h; Declination: +65; Source: Creation and dragon myths from Greek, Roman, eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, Indian and Norse cultures Two circumstances lie behind the multitude of myths associated with Draco. First, due to the precession of the Earth, Draco's star Thuban was the pole star approximately 4000 years ago. It would have seemed to ancient sky watchers that the Earth...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cassini-Huygens Mission -- The Cassini unmanned space probe is intended to study Saturn and its moons. It was launched on October 15, 1997 and is estimated to enter Saturn's orbit on July 1, 2004. The mission is a joined NASA/ESA project. Cassini's principal objectives are to: -- determine the three-dimensional structure and dynamical behavior of the rings -- determine the composition of the satellite surfaces and the geological history of each object -- determine the nature and...

Saturn's Moon Hyperion
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Hyperion -- Hyperion is a moon of Saturn discovered by Bond and Lassell in 1848. It is the largest highly irregular (non-spherical) body in the solar system (Proteus is quite a bit larger but is almost spherical). It seems likely that Hyperion is a fragment of a larger body that was broken by a large impact in the distant past. The largest crater on its surface is approximately 120 kilometers in diameter and 10 kilometers deep. Like most of Saturn's moons, Hyperion's low...

Saturn's Moon Titan
2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Titan -- Titan is the planet Saturn's largest moon. It is larger than either of the planets Mercury or Pluto and is the second-largest moon in the solar system after Ganymede (it was originally thought to be slightly larger than Ganymede, but recent observations have shown that its thick atmosphere caused overestimation of its diameter). Titan was discovered on March 25, 1655 by the Dutch astronomer Christian Huygens, making it one of the first non-terrestrial moons to be...

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