Titan (muin)

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Titan
Titan in true color.jpg
Titan in naitural colour. The thick atmosphere is orange due tae a dense organonitrogen haze.
Discovery
Discovered bi Christiaan Huygens
Discovery date March 25, 1655
Designations
Pronunciation Listeni/ˈttən/
Saturn VI
Adjectives Titanean, Titanian[1]
Orbital chairactereestics[2]
Periapsis 1186680 km
Apoapsis 1257060 km
1221870 km
Eccentricity 0.0288
15.945 d
5.57 km/s (calculated)
Inclination 0.34854° (tae Saturn's equator)
Satellite o Saturn
Pheesical chairacteristics
Mean radius
2575.5±2.0 km (0.404 Yirds,[3] 1.480 Moons)
8.3×107 km2 (0.163 Yirds)
Vollum 7.16×1010 km3 (0.066 Yirds) (3.3 Muins)
Mass (1.3452±0.0002)×1023 kg
(0.0225 Yirds)[3] (1.829 Muins)
Mean density
1.8798±0.0044 g/cm3[3]
1.352 m/s2 (0.14 g) (0.85 Muins)
2.639 km/s (1.11 Muins)
Synchronous
Zero
Albedo 0.22[4]
Temperatur 93.7 K (−179.5 °C)[5]
8.2[6] tae 9.0
Atmosphere
Surface pressur
146.7 kPa (1.41 atm)
Composeetion bi vollum Variable[7][8]
Stratosphere:
98.4% nitrogen (N2),
1.4% methane (CH4),
0.2% hydrogen (H2);
Lawer troposphere:
95.0% N2, 4.9% CH4

Titan (or Saturn VI) is the lairgest muin o Saturn.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Titanian" is the adjectival form o baith Titan an Uranus's muin Titania. Houever, whereas the latter mey be pronoonced wi an ah vouel (/tˈtɑːnjən/), the form for Titan is anly pronoonced wi an ay vouel: /tˈtniən/. The less common "Titanean" /ttəˈnən/ refers anly tae Titan.
  2. Unless itherwise specified: "JPL HORIZONS solar system data and ephemeris computation service". Solar System Dynamics. NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Jacobson, R. A.; Antreasian, P. G.; Bordi, J. J.; Criddle, K. E.; Ionasescu, R.; Jones, J. B.; Mackenzie, R. A.; Meek, M. C.; Parcher, D.; Pelletier, F. J.; Owen, Jr., W. M.; Roth, D. C.; Roundhill, I. M.; Stauch, J. R. (December 2006). "The Gravity Field of the Saturnian System from Satellite Observations and Spacecraft Tracking Data". The Astronomical Journal. 132 (6): 2520–2526. Bibcode:2006AJ....132.2520J. doi:10.1086/508812. 
  4. Williams, D. R. (Februar 22, 2011). "Saturnian Satellite Fact Sheet". NASA. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  5. Mitri, G.; Showman, Adam P.; Lunine, Jonathan I.; Lorenz, Ralph D. (2007). "Hydrocarbon Lakes on Titan" (PDF). Icarus. 186 (2): 385–394. Bibcode:2007Icar..186..385M. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2006.09.004. 
  6. "Classic Satellites of the Solar System". Observatorio ARVAL. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  7. Niemann, H. B.; et al. (2005). "The abundances of constituents of Titan's atmosphere from the GCMS instrument on the Huygens probe". Nature. 438 (7069): 779–784. Bibcode:2005Natur.438..779N. doi:10.1038/nature04122. PMID 16319830. 
  8. Coustenis, pp. 154–155

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