Titan

Titan

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Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons, shares remarkable similarities with Earth. Its thick atmosphere is composed primarily of nitrogen; it features the most complex organic chemistry known outside of Earth and, uniquely, hosts an analog to Earth's hydrological cycle, with methane forming clouds, rain and seas. Using the latest data from the ongoing Cassinia€“Huygens missions, laboratory measurements and numerical simulations, this comprehensive reference examines the physical processes that shape Titan's fascinating atmospheric structure and chemistry, weather, climate, circulation and surface geology. The text also surveys leading theories about Titan's origin and evolution, and assesses their implications for understanding the formation of other complex planetary bodies. Written by an international team of specialists, chapters offer detailed, comparative treatments of Titan's known properties and discuss the latest frontiers in the Cassinia€“Huygens mission, offering students and researchers of planetary science, geology, astronomy and space physics an insightful reference and guide.There exists a higher occurrence probability of the Saturn kilometric radiation ( SKR) radio bursts when Titana#39;s position is ... as Titan is releasing about 6 A— 1025 ions/s (e.g., Wahlund et al., 2005; Modolo et al., 2007a) from its ionosphere to the surrounding magnetosphere (discussed later). ... In the case of Venus, there is a missing water problem (Kasting, 1988), and Mars has lost most of its atmosphere.


Title:Titan
Author: Ingo Müller-Wodarg, Caitlin A. Griffith, Emmanuel Lellouch, Thomas E. Cravens
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-02-24
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