Titan: The Earth-like Moon
This is the first book to deal with Titan, one of the most mysterious bodies in the solar system. The largest satellite of the giant planet Saturn, Titan is itself larger than the planet Mercury, and is unique in being the only known moon with a thick atmosphere. In addition, its atmosphere bears a startling resemblance to the Earth's, but is much colder.
The American and European space agencies, NASA and ESA, have recently combined efforts to send a huge robot spacecraft to orbit Saturn and land on Titan. This book provides the background to this, the greatest deep space venture of our time, and sets the scene for what may be found when the spacecraft arrives in 2004.
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Observations of Titan
Atmospheric Physics and Thermal Structure
Chemistry and Composition
Aerosols and Condensates
Atmospheric Dynamics and Meteorology
The Surface and Interior of Titan