Saturn's giant moon Titan hides within a thick, smoggy atmosphere that's well-known to scientists as one of the most complex chemical environments in the solar system. It's a productive "factory" cranking out hydrocarbons that rain down on Titan's icy surface, cloaking it in soot and, with a brutally cold surface temperature of around minus 270 degrees Fahrenheit, forming lakes of liquid methane and ethane.
- NASA research estimates how long Titan's chemical factory has been in businessWed, 25 Apr 2012, 14:35:26 EDT
- Avoid swimming in interplanetary lakesTue, 21 Sep 2010, 14:38:12 EDT
- Caltech scientists discover fog on TitanFri, 18 Dec 2009, 9:24:23 EST
- New computer model explains lakes and storms on TitanWed, 4 Jan 2012, 15:36:34 EST
- Cassini instrument confirms liquid surface lake on TitanWed, 30 Jul 2008, 13:36:52 EDT