File-Titan in natural color Cassini

Titan in 2005 by the Cassini spacecraft.


Titan is Saturn's largest moon. It's occasionally deemed Saturn IV. What makes this piece of idle rock so significant is the fact that is has a dense atmosphere, an extremely abnormal trait in a satalite; and more notably, the only other object in space where surface liquid has been found. Often described as being a planet-like-moon, Titan's diameter is rougly 48% the size of Earth's.

The planet actually depicts a scene somewhat similar to Venus prior to the Space Age. Information regarding its chemical makeup was gathered during the Cassini-Huygens mission in 2004. The largest shock was the fact that Titan supported liquid hydrocarbon lakes primarily in its Polar Regions - the only confirmed location of these lakes in the Universe outside of Earth. Geologically, the planet is very young, hosting only a few dozen impact craters.

The atmosphere of Titan is primarily Nitrogen, thus rendering it uninhabitable for humanoids, but it certainly does propose potential. Microbial extroterrestrial life is a very real possibility on Titan, meaning that, essentially, we have a case of Aliens on Titan.

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