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By Ralph Lorenz

For twenty-five years following the Voyager project, scientists speculated approximately Saturn's greatest moon, a mysterious orb clouded in orange haze. eventually, in 2005, the Cassini-Huygens probe effectively parachuted down via Titan's surroundings, all of the whereas transmitting photos and knowledge. within the early Nineteen Eighties, while the 2 Voyager spacecraft skimmed prior Titan, Saturn's greatest moon, they transmitted again engaging pictures of a mysterious international hid in a likely impenetrable orange haze. Titan Unveiled is among the first normal curiosity books to bare the startling new discoveries which were made because the arrival of the Cassini-Huygens venture to Saturn and Titan.

Ralph Lorenz and Jacqueline Mitton take readers backstage of this project. introduced in 1997, Cassini entered orbit round Saturn in summer time 2004. Its bold payload integrated the Huygens probe, which effectively parachuted down via Titan's surroundings in early 2005, the entire whereas transmitting photos and data--and scientists have been startled by way of what they observed. a kind of researchers was once Lorenz, who offers an insider's account of the clinical community's first shut stumble upon with an alien panorama of liquid methane seas and turbulent orange skies. Amid the demanding situations and frayed nerves, new discoveries are made, together with methane monsoons, equatorial sand seas, and Titan's polar hood. Lorenz and Mitton describe Titan as a global strikingly like Earth and inform how Titan may possibly carry clues to the origins of existence on our personal planet and probably to its presence on others.

Generously illustrated with many beautiful photos, Titan Unveiled is vital studying for a person drawn to house exploration, planetary technological know-how, or astronomy.

A new afterword brings readers modern on Cassini's ongoing exploration of Titan, describing the various new discoveries made when you consider that 2006.

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