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2005-Mar-09, 08:50 PM
SUMMARY: Cassini has made a few passes of Titan now, and the European Space Agency's Huygens probe has landed on its surface, so Saturn's largest moon is starting to reveal its secrets. Scientists involved with the mission have recently published some of their findings in the Journal Nature. Some of their insights include the discovery of a long river, 1,500 km (930 miles) long and evidence that winds on Titan blow faster than the moon rotates. The climate seems to revolve around liquid methane, which can flow in rivers, fall as rain, and collect in vast lakes.

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2005-Mar-10, 11:42 AM
We've had this discussion before, but it is worth pointing out again that Titan is NOT a frozen Earth, it is like Earth in someways, but using materials that work at a much lower temperature. If Titan were heated up, it would NOT become like Earth, it would melt and evaporate, leaving behind something like a small rocky moon.