Titan

  • Thérèse Encrenaz
  • Jean-Pierre Bibring
  • Michel Blanc
  • Maria-Antonietta Barucci
  • Francoise Roques
  • Philippe Zarka
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Abstract

Titan, the largest of Saturn’s satellites, merits a section all to itself, because it is the sole satellite in the Solar System to have a dense atmosphere. After Ganymede, Titan is the largest satellite in the Solar System, considerably larger even than Mercury.

Keywords

Methane Titan Hydrocarbon Nitrile Deuterium 

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References

  1. 1.
    Coustenis, A., Taylor, F.W.: Titan, the Earth-like Moon (World Scientific, New York, 1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Gehrels, T. et al. (eds.): Saturn (University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1984)Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thérèse Encrenaz
    • 1
  • Jean-Pierre Bibring
    • 2
  • Michel Blanc
    • 3
  • Maria-Antonietta Barucci
    • 4
  • Francoise Roques
    • 4
  • Philippe Zarka
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Recherche SpatialeObservatoire de ParisMeudonFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire René BernasUniversité Paris XIOrsayFrance
  3. 3.Observatoire Midi-PyrenéesToulouseFrance
  4. 4.LESIAObservatoire de ParisMeudonFrance

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