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This moon of Saturn has a diameter of 3,200 miles, an atmospheric pressure of 1.5 times that of Earth. The atmosphere is mostly nitrogen and methane.
    (SFC, 4/898, p.A8)

1997        Oct 13, The Cassini spacecraft was scheduled to be launched aboard a Titan rocket from Cape Canaveral for a trip to end in 2004 at Saturn. It will carry the Huygens probe to be deployed on the Saturn moon Titan.
    (SFEC, 10/5/97, Z1 p.1)

1997        Oct 15, NASA launched the Cassini spacecraft destined to arrive at Saturn on July 1, 2004.
    (SFC,10/16/97, p.A3)

1998        Apr 8, It was reported that Europe’s Infrared Space Observatory discovered water around stars and planets. Water vapor in the atmosphere of Titan was reported.
    (SFC, 4/898, p.A8)

2004        Nov 6, The Cassini spacecraft will launch its Huygens probe onto Titan.
    (SFEC, 10/5/97, Z1 p.4)

2005        Jan 15, The European space probe Huygens landed on Saturn's moon Titan, sending back images of what scientists were calling the strangest landscape in the solar system. Pictures showed a pale orange surface covered by a thin haze of methane and what appears to be a methane sea complete with islands and a mist-shrouded coastline.
    (AP, 1/15/05)

2007        Mar 13, Scientists reported the discovery of what appear to be sea-size bodies of liquid, probably methane or ethane, on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, with one about as big as Montana.
    (AP, 3/13/07)

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