- First Pictures of Titan from Cassini Spacecraft (CBS News)
"A European space probe Friday sent back the first detailed pictures of the frozen surface of Saturn's moon Titan, showing stunning black and white images of what appeared to be hilly terrain riddled with channels or riverbeds carved by a liquid."
" 'There aren't too many planets with liquid,' Tomasko said. 'There's Earth, and now there's Titan.' " 1-05
- Cassini Spacecraft Probe to Land on Titan (CNN News)
"The Huygens probe is plunging through the orange clouds of Saturn's moon Titan, and scientists hope to soon have their first glimpse of the mysterious moon." 1-05
- Cassini Spacecraft Probe to Land on Titan (NASA)
"Mission managers for the European Space Agency's Huygens probe said the spacecraft is on course for its descent to Saturn's mysterious moon Titan on Friday, Jan. 14. The probe, which detached from NASA's Cassini orbiter last month, will be the first object to explore on-site the unique environment of Titan, whose chemistry is thought to be very similar to that of early Earth, before life formed." 1-05
- Life on Titan? (Time.com)
"Investigators have, however, pondered one other remote possibility. If an alternate form of life could exist with liquid methane taking the place of water in cells and other biological parts — something that's theoretically conceivable — Titan is just the sort of place it might thrive."
"The good news for those who are looking for extraterrestrial life is that even though actual biological activity comes last on McKay's list, it does remain an intriguing conjecture. These new results have done nothing, at least, to rule it out." 06-10