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Titan Ingo Müller-Wodarg

Titan

Ingo Müller-Wodarg

Published March 21st 2014
ISBN : 9781306498050
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496 pages
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Titan, the largest of Saturns moons, shares remarkable similarities with Earth. Its thick atmosphere is composed primarily of nitrogen- it features the most complex organic chemistry known outside of Earth and, uniquely, hosts an analog to EarthsMoreTitan, the largest of Saturns moons, shares remarkable similarities with Earth. Its thick atmosphere is composed primarily of nitrogen- it features the most complex organic chemistry known outside of Earth and, uniquely, hosts an analog to Earths hydrological cycle, with methane forming clouds, rain and seas. Using the latest data from the ongoing CassiniHuygens missions, laboratory measurements and numerical simulations, this comprehensive reference examines the physical processes that shape Titans fascinating atmospheric structure and chemistry, weather, climate, circulation and surface geology. The text also surveys leading theories about Titans origin and evolution, and assesses their implications for understanding the formation of other complex planetary bodies. Written by an international team of specialists, chapters offer detailed, comparative treatments of Titans known properties and discuss the latest frontiers in the CassiniHuygens mission, offering students and researchers of planetary science, geology, astronomy and space physics an insightful reference and guide.