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posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 11:59 PM
Of the universe?....Im halfway through History Channel's "The Universe".....Nowadays, after years lurking on ATS (only sooner contributing), I watch such above named shows with a critical, different eye. This particular show was about Saturn, mostly focusing on the rings. 35 minutes in to the show it mentions that "Titan" The planets largest moon, at about twice the size of our moon is THE most interesting aspect of Saturn.
Supposedly its climate is similar to "early" earth.......

The reason it struck me, was John Lear and Richard Hoagland...they're theories about the moon being dragged into place , engines existing at the core, and ALL (our solar system ) moons have been placed.

Evidently, both mainstream scientist's as well as internet "alternatives" are into the moons?

Is there something about the moons that differ, historical wise, creation wise as opposed to the seemingly uninhabitable planets they support?

posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 05:38 AM
A BBC Documentary about the Cassini Huygens mission to Titan...

Google Video Link

Cassini Huygens home

Download / Read the Mission Description (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Go to Cassini raw image section

Titan Lakes Movie

This animation shows a mosaic of imagery from Cassini's radar instrument obtained during three flybys of Titan's north pole: T16 (July 22, 2006), T18 (Sept. 23, 2006) and T19 (Oct. 9, 2006). The most striking discovery from these flybys was the near-polar hydrocarbon lakes, which are far darker than the surrounding terrain. Ranging in size from a few kilometers up to about 100 kilometers (62 miles) in diameter, they are most likely the result of increased rainfall and decreased evaporation at the cold higher latitudes. Scientists will be looking for signs of change in lake shape in future flybys covering the same area, which may indicate changes in lake level.

Read more:

Download Titan Lakes Movie QuickTime (39.8 MB)

Exploring the Wetlands of Titan

... This movie blends a near natural-color view and an infrared glimpse of Titan's surface obtained by the visual cameras, followed by a transition to imagery collected by the radar instrument aboard Cassini, for a dramatic reveal of the north pole of Saturn's largest moon.

As the movie zooms in on the north pole, the most readily visible bodies are outlined in blue. The largest of these, on the left, is as big as the Caspian Sea on Earth; the next largest, on the right, is about the size of Lake Superior. When compared to the surface area of Titan however (which is six times smaller than Earth's), these bodies are equivalent in size to the Bay of Bengal and Timor Sea, respectively. Geographically speaking, they are more like seas.

Read more:

Download Exploring the Wetlands of Titan QuickTime (9.7 MB)

[edit on 21/11/2007 by internos]

posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 11:41 AM
I hope that more/newer information is not too far in the future concerning Titan. It is a very interesting moon, with a lot of scientific mysteries.

Naturally, it is also the subject of some rather far out speculation, some of which may actually be found to be true.

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