The above image was taken by the Cassini space probe of the south pole of Titan, one of Saturn’s largest moons. The swirling vortex is a mixture of gases, an indication that it’s almost winter on Titan.
The more we learn about the many moons of the gas giants in our solar system, the more we learn that they’re often more fascinating than the planets they orbit. Titan, a moon that orbits Saturn, has always been of great interest to science, and it just keeps getting more interesting. It turns out that along Titan’s equator, there are a number of large, tropical methane lakes. Not exactly vacation spots, but fascinating nonetheless.
With tiny bits and pieces and trickles of information about Blizzard’s new franchise and MMO code named “Titan”, it’s pretty impossible to get a feel for what it is they’re working on over there. But a new development doesn’t sound promising— Blizzard has hired someone to facilitate real world advertising and product placement into the game in order to “enhance the gaming experience”. Whaaat?
Saturn’s moon Titan appears to be an amazing place, one that scientists are eager to check out. Since Titan has a thick enough atmosphere, it’s possible to explore the moon by plane rather than land rover, but the plan to send an unmanned plane to Titan has sadly been put off until at least 2020.
Blizzard’s next MMO property code-named “Titan” has been under heavy wraps for a while and the company has indicated that they won’t even begin to think about revealing it to the public until at least 2013. But an investor’s note may give the first tiny hints about what Titan may or may not be.
For years, scientists have suspected that a giant ocean of liquid water may be sloshing around underneath the frozen surface of Titan, and new information from NASA’s Cassini probe may have found new evidence for the liquid ocean theory.
It’s coming up on spring in the northern hemisphere on Earth, and it’s also springtime on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. But while on Earth, spring is about life-giving rain feeding the rivers and the flowers, on Titan, it’s all about liquid methane coming down from the skies in a freezing and flammable mess.