Titan: The Earth-like Moon

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World Scientific, 1999 - Science - 330 pages
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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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Contents

Observations of Titan
15
Atmospheric Physics and Thermal Structure
53
Chemistry and Composition
75
Aerosols and Condensates
111
Atmospheric Dynamics and Meteorology
161
The Surface and Interior of Titan
181
Titan in the Solar System
205
Cassini and Huygens Orbiting Saturn and Landing
245
Epilogue
289
References and Bibliography
307
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