15 Cool Facts About Titan Moon

Titan is Saturn’s largest moon and our solar system’s second-largest moon. It has a diameter roughly 40 percent that of the earth’s moon and is 80 percent more massive. Titan’s atmospheric surface pressure is 50% greater than the earth’s. Furthermore, Titan is the only moon with a dense atmosphere. Titan’s atmosphere has been calculated to be 4.5 times denser than the earth’s atmosphere, as evidenced by the layers of haze visible. Titan’s atmosphere is approximately 1.5km thick and primarily composed of nitrogen.

  1. Titan is an icy moon with a surface of rock-hard water ice, but Titan also likely has a liquid water ocean beneath its surface.
  2. Titan is the biggest moon of the planet Saturn and 2nd biggest natural satellite in our entire solar system.
  3. The diameter of Titan is 5149.5 km, whereas the diameter of our moon is 3,474.2 Km.
  4. Titan is slightly bigger than the planet mercury. The radius of mercury is 4,879.4 km.
  5. Titan also has a presence of organic molecules that contain carbon and hydrogen and that often include oxygen and other elements similar to what is found in the earth’s atmosphere and that are essential for life.
  6. Unlike any other moon in the solar system, Titan has a thick atmosphere that is four-time times denser than that of earth. Titan’s atmosphere is made up of 95 percent of nitrogen and 5 percent of methane.
  7. Titan has clouds, rain, lakes, and rivers and also has an ocean of salty water.
  8. Titan’s surface is sculpted by flowing methane and ethane, which carve river channels and fills great lakes with liquid natural gas. No other world in the solar system, aside from earth, has that kind of liquid activity on its surface.
  9. Titan’s atmosphere periodically rains liquid methane.
  10. The distance of the titan moon from the earth is about a billion miles. Whereas from the sun, it is 1,427,000,000 km or 9.54 AU (1 Au= distance from the earth to the sun).
  11. Titan takes precisely 15 days and 22 hours to complete a full revolution around Saturn. Titan is also tidally locked in synchronous rotation with Saturn, which means that very likely the Earth’s Moon, Titan always shows the same face to the planet as it orbits.
  12. Temperatures on Titan are cold. The average temperature on the moon is approximately -180°c (- 292 ° F).
  13. Titan’s gravity is 14% of earth’s gravity (the moon is 16.5% and Mars 37.6%), meaning someone weighing 100 kg will feel on Titan to be of 14 kg’s.
  14. Due to low gravity and high atmospheric pressure, anybody could easily fly on this moon with the help of a small set of wings.
  15. On 14 January 2005, the Huygens probe made a historical journey of approximately 2.5 hours through Titan’s hazy atmosphere to the surface. It was the most distant landing from earth and was operated by the European space agency.

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