Titan, partially eclipsed by Saturn's rings and Epimetheus
|Orbit||1,221,870 km from primary (Semi-major axis)|
|Surface Gravity||0.14 g|
|Day||Synchronous with primary|
|Mean Temperature||93.7K (-179.45°C, -291.01°F)|
|Atmosphere||98.4% nitrogen, 1.6% methane, trace hydrocarbons, cyanoacetylene, hydrogen cyanide, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, cyanogen, argon and helium|
Surface pressure 146.7 kPa (1.448 atm)
|Water/Ice Index||composition ~50%|
surface coverage ~100%
|Population (2013)||2 (plus tourists)|
|Political Affiliation||Fenspace Convention|
Titan, also known as "Saturn VI", was discovered on March 25, 1655, by the Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens.
The name Titan (and the names of all seven satellites of Saturn then known) come from John Herschel's 1847 publication Results of Astronomical Observations Made at the Cape of Good Hope. He suggested the names of the mythological Titans, sisters and brothers of Cronos, the Greek Saturn.
Titan is the only natural satellite with a substantial natural atmosphere in the Solar system. This atmosphere is the basis of the Outer System part of the CHON trade, though many of the ships plying this trade don't even need to land.
Known Places on Titan
- Aria Field, a base that supports "a small gondolier company"