Titan: A Personal View After Cassini's First Six Months in Saturn Orbit

Presenter: Jonathan Lunine, Cornell University
When: January 24, 2005 11AM PST

The Cassini Orbiter entered the Saturn system in July, made two close flybys of Titan, and deployed the Huygens probe which as of this writing is falling toward Saturn’s giant moon. I will address the three great questions about Titan that existed prior to the mission—what is the origin of the atmosphere, how much methane is and has been in Titan’s surface-atmosphere system over time, and how have organics been altered on the surface—in the context of what we now know from this remarkable US-European mission.

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