SETI bioastro: What is Titan made of?

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From: Larry Klaes (larry.klaes@incent.com)
Date: Wed May 16 2001 - 14:09:48 PDT


WHAT IS TITAN MADE OF?
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New images taken with the adaptive optics system at the
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) have provided some new
insights into Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Titan is very
interesting to scientists because its environment is similar to the
Earth's early formation; a dangerous atmospheric soup of methane
and nitrogen. Although the surface of the moon is usually shrouded
by this atmosphere, the scientists were able to peek through
windows at the clouds to create some rough images of the surface.

The Huygens probe, currently traveling with the Cassini spacecraft,
will land on the surface of Titan in 2004, and will provide
scientists with even more information about the moon.

Original Source:
http://sci.esa.int/content/news/index.cfm?aid=1&cid=1&oid=27002

Internet Coverage:
http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n0105/16titan/

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