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Fraser
2010-Dec-14, 08:30 PM
While icy cryovolcanoes on Titan have been theorized in the past, scientists didnít have any hard evidence for them. But now, researchers from the Cassini mission have found proof that jumped out of their data in the form of 3-D mountain peaks. Using a new three-dimensional mapping technique, the team was able to create a [...]

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Buttercup
2010-Dec-14, 09:27 PM
Aw, don't cry-. Life's tough, and everyone deserves to blow their top every now and then; especially volcanoes!

We need to go back to Titan within the next 20 years. Landers (2 at least) and an orbiter.

marsbug
2010-Dec-14, 10:11 PM
Tell me about it, money money money! :( Still NASA hasn't abandoned its plans for the next Titan mission, just backburnered them while it goes to the Jupiter system (also a very worthy target).

Sigh.... all else being equal Titan is IMHO far and away the most deserving case for manned exploration. Sadly all else is not equal......