Titan’s Slow Unveiling

The European Southern Observatory has released new images of Saturn’s moon Titan taken by telescopes right here on Earth. Titan is the only moon in our solar system with a significant atmosphere and some detail is visible in these latest images. In January 2005, the Huygens probe will float down through Titan’s atmosphere and take readings and images of the surface for the first time. The thick red atmosphere is 95 percent nitrogen and 5 percent methane.