Titan

By Chris Thomas

Saturn's Largest moon

Titan is Saturn's largest moon. It is 3,200 miles in diameter. Being bigger than the planet Murcury, it's the second biggest moon in the solar system.
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Thick Dense Atmosphere

Titan's atmosphere is four times as dense as Earth's. When viewed from space, Titan looks like it has a reddish haze. The haze is made mostly of Nitrogen. Clouds made of methane and ethane float above the surface. It's theorized that the the atmosphere of Titan resembles Earth billions of years ago.
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Titan in False color, Taken by Cassini Spacecraft

Possible Life

Titan has the right conditions for Organic molecules to form. Organic molecules are the building blocks of cells, which are the the building blocks to all life.
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Orbit

Titan orbits the sun at a distance of 760,000 miles. It takes 16 Earth days for Titan to have completed one full orbit around Saturn.

Seas of methane

Titan has no magnetic field. It's surface temperature is -292 degrees Fahrenheit (-180 degrees Celsius). Titan is cold enough to condense methane. When this happens, methane rains down, and can form oceans.
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Titan's methane lakes shown in blue

Frozen Evolution

Titan is the only other body in our solar system that could evolve conditions to become another Earth. It has the right atmosphere to become another earth, one made of mostly Nitrogen

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Titan-methane-river-networks-map. Digital image. NASA/JPL/USGS, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.