Thursday, December 10, 2015

Titan Is Not So Red

I've always kind of seen Titan as red and orange.

Not so - check this out.

The picture with the article was taken by Cassini from a distance of a few thousand miles, and what does it look like?

Earth with a slightly different arrangement of continents.

I know it's not, but to my primate brain that looks like a living planet, looks like a place we could just land and walk on. (A bad idea - Titan's atmosphere is pretty toxic to our kind of life).

But...I can't help what my back brain is saying here.