This is really cool: the New York Times has put together a really astounding interactive feature that lets you explore Saturn and its moons through NASA’s probes.
Oh Titan, you are a beautiful, intriguing moon!
Saturn and its moon Titan are a moody looking pair in this image. But despite the fact they look similar in a picture like this, they’re actually far from alike.
Last year, New York City introduced LinkNYC, its innovative plan to turn the city’s ailing payphone infrastructure into a network of 10,000 gigabit Wi-Fi hotspots. Google just bought into the key players behind the plan, and hopes to help scale the model to more cities.
Despite the obvious similarities, this isn’t another satellite shot showing the Droughtpocalypse engulfing California. Instead, it’s a radar scan of methane-filled lakes on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.
While everybody’s eyes were on Google I/O this week, another little bit of Google news nearly managed to slip under the radar: The tech giant’s high-flying, solar-powered Solara 50 drone apparently crashed landed in the sands east of Albuquerque weeks ago. Whoopsie.
Move over Europa, there's another moon out to claim the title of first place we'll discover extraterrestrial life. New research from Cornell University finds that alien microbes could, just maybe, eek it out on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. But these critters wouldn't be like anything we've ever seen before—not even…
Forget a boring old rover and try nuclear-powered boats or quadcopter space drones. If we want to explore Saturn's moon Titan—with its liquid methane lakes and dense nitrogen atmosphere—we'll need exploration schemes that are just as unique as the alien moon itself.
If we're ever going to explore the only celestial body in our solar system with surface bodies of liquid, we're going to need a sea-worthy vehicle. Luckily, NASA is all over the niche space submarine market.
Crescent Saturn and its crescent moon. This has to be one of the most beautiful pairs of heavenly bodies we're lucky to see, thanks to the Cassini spacecraft.
Saturn's two largest moon—Rhea and Titan—line up for the Cassini orbiter. Rhea's pock-marked surface provides a beautiful contrast to the golden glow of Titan—though they're both actually made up of largely similar material. [ESA]
NASA's Cassini spacecraft catches a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting off the hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's large moon Titan. [NASA]
A mysterious new geographical feature has appeared on Saturn's moon Titan. These two Cassini's radar images show a "mysterious geologic object" surfacing in the Ligeia Mare, Titan's second largest sea. Cornell University's astronomers call it "Magic Island" because they are puzzled by its origin and nature.
NASA wants to search Saturn's moon Titan for life but they're having trouble coming up with a good way to cover a large territory and obtain samples. Now they think they may have a good solution: A 22-pound quadcopter that will work from a mothership. After reading about it, it's a really cool idea.
Good news, everyone! NASA has came up with an interplanetary smell-o-scope experiment, processing data from the Cassini spacecraft and reproducing the smell of another world right here on Earth: Saturn's moon Titan. (Spoiler: It stinks.)
TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook is in discussions to purchase Titan Aerospace—in a bid to secure its own fleet of endurance drones to take internet to the air.
Naturally, NASA's a big fan of light and portable things, so this rover made of poles and cables represents a way forward. No wheels. No bulk. All agility.
This mosaic of images taken from 2004 to 2013 the shutter-snapping Cassini spacecraft shows the most detailed look at the famous lakes on the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan. Thought to be filled with methane and ethane, the lakes are the only areas filled with standing liquid in the entire solar system except, of…
This ghostly image shows the sunlit edge of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Captured by Cassini, it's unilluminated atmosphere provides a hazy yet breathtaking view.
Next time you go to Titan—one of Saturn's moons—remember this cool factoid: "The atmosphere is so thick and the gravity so low that humans could fly through it by flapping 'wings' attached to their arms" as pointed out in Robert Zubrin's Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization. How awesome would that be?