Scientists say the surface of Titan Sea is mirror smooth

New radar measurements of an enormous sea on Titan offer insights into the weather patterns and landscape composition of the Saturnian moon. The measurements, made in 2013 by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, reveal that the surface of Ligeia Mare, Titan's second largest sea, possesses a mirror-like smoothness, possibly due to a lack of winds.

Forecast for Titan? Wild weather ahead!

Saturn's moon Titan might be in for some wild weather as it heads into its spring and summer, if two new models are correct. Scientists think that as the seasons change in Titan's northern hemisphere, waves could ripple across the moon's hydrocarbon seas, and hurricanes could begin to swirl over these areas, too.

Cassini forms first global topographic map of Titan

Scientists have created the first global topographic map of Saturn's moon Titan, giving researchers a valuable tool for learning more about one of the most Earth-like and interesting worlds in the solar system. The map was recently published as part of a paper in the journal Icarus.

Winter comes to Titan

The change of seasons on Titan is creating new cloud patterns at Titan's south pole.

Hydrocarbon sand blurs Titan's features

Drifting sand is steadily filling the craters of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, making it look much younger than it is.

Extreme weather forecast for Eastern US

The US East Coast is set for a big rise in heat waves and storms, a study using the world's fastest supercomputer has shown.

'Nile river' discovered on Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted a river valley on Titan that looks a lot like the Nile - the largest river system ever seen anywhere but Earth.

The changing seasons of Saturn’s Titan moon

For the first time, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has recorded the effect of changing seasons on Saturn’s Earth-like moon Titan.

DoE supercomputer clocked as world's fastest

Engineers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory can breathe a sigh of relief: their new Titan supercomputer has, as expected, been certified as the fastest in the world.

Titan supercomputer debuts

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has today unveiled its new supercomputer Titan, claimed to be the world's most powerful system.

Has Titan's surface been recently reshaped?

An analysis of river networks on Titan indicates that some recent phenomenon may have altered the face of Saturn's largest moon.

New vortex appears over Titan's pole

NASA's Cassini probe has spotted a vast vortex over the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan, triggered by the moon's move into winter.

Cassini finds underground ocean on Saturn's moon Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has come up with strng evidence that Saturn's moon Titan is hiding a layer of liquid water under its ice shell.

Tropical lakes spotted on Titan

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has spotted long-standing methane lakes near the equator of Saturn’s moon Titan.

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg

Titan books is rereleasing Philip Jose Farmer’s alternate history sci-fi adventure novel, The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, an obscure novel, which has not seen a printing for nearly forty years.

A closer look at Titan's chemical factory

Saturn's giant moon Titan conceals a thick, smoggy atmosphere that is believed to be one of the most complex chemical environments in the solar system.

Final Nolan Batman film novelization announced

Titan Books has announced that it will be publishing an adaptation of Warner Bros. upcoming Batman trilogy conclusion, The Dark Knight Rises.

Cassini snaps new pictures of Saturn and Titan

NASA has released a number of new images of Saturn and Titan snapped by the agency’s Cassini spacecraft.

NASA’s Cassini approaches Enceladus

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is on track to acquire the first detailed radar images of Saturn's moon Enceladus during a flyby on Sunday, November 6.


Cray plans massive supercomputer upgrade

Cray has clinched a lucrative deal to upgrade the XT5 supercomputer - aka "Jaguar" - located at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).