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Titan unveiled : Saturn's mysterious moon explored

Author: Ralph Lorenz; Jacqueline Mitton
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an insider's account of the scientific community's first close encounter with an alien landscape. The authors describe Titan as a world strikingly like Earth, and tell how Titan may hold clues to the origins of life on our own planet and the possibility of its presence on other worlds.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Lorenz; Jacqueline Mitton
ISBN: 9780691146331 0691146330
OCLC Number: 495646550
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: xii, 265 pages, [8] pages of color plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The lure of Titan --
Waiting for Cassini --
Cassini arrives --
Cassini's first taste of Titan --
Landing on Titan --
The mission goes on --
Where we are and where we are going --
Afterword to the paperback edition --
Appendix: Summary of dynamical and physical data.
Responsibility: Ralph Lorenz and Jacqueline Mitton, with a new afterword by the authors.

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For twenty-five years following the Voyager mission, scientists speculated about Saturn's largest moon, a mysterious orb clouded in orange haze. This book reveals the startling discoveries that have  Read more...

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