9780691146331

Titan Unveiled: Saturn's Mysterious Moon Explored

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  • ISBN13:

    9780691146331

  • ISBN10:

    0691146330

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-01
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr

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Summary

For twenty-five years following the Voyager mission, scientists speculated about Saturn's largest moon, a mysterious orb clouded in orange haze. Finally, in 2005, the Cassini-Huygens probe successfully parachuted down through Titan's atmosphere, all the while transmitting images and data. One of the researchers who made that mission possible was Ralph Lorenz.

Author Biography

Ralph Lorenz is a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Jacqueline Mitton is a writer, editor, and media consultant in astronomy. They are the coauthors of "Lifting Titan's Veil: Exploring the Giant Moon of Saturn".

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tablesp. vii
Prefacep. xi
The Lure of Titanp. 1
Waiting for Cassinip. 21
Cassini Arrivesp. 67
Cassini's First Taste of Titanp. 101
Landing on Titanp. 132
The Mission Goes Onp. 174
Where we are and Where we are Goingp. 211
Afterword to the Paperback Editionp. 233
Appendix: Summary of Dynamical and Physical Datap. 255
Further Readingp. 257
Indexp. 261
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