From the January 2014 issue

Learn about another Saturn moon

Astronomers have dropped a probe into Titan’s atmosphere and imaged its surface to uncover an unexpected world.
By | Published: January 27, 2014 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Titan and Saturn
The colorful globe of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, passes in front of the planet and its rings in this true color snapshot from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
In the March issue of Astronomy, author Michael Carroll introduced Saturn’s moon Phoebe and why it’s an oddball satellite. In a recent issue of the magazine, Carroll described another — and more explored — moon of the ringed planet: Titan. In “Titan: What we’ve learned about a strange new world,” he provides a tour of the varied surface and atmospheric features that scientists have found on Saturn’s surprisingly Earth-like satellite.
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