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Titan as Revealed by the Cassini Radar

R. M. C. Lopes 1 S.D. Wall 1 C. Elachi 2 Samuel P. D. Birch 3 P. Corlies 3 Athena Coustenis 4 A. G. Hayes 3 J. D. Hofgartner 1 Michael A. Janssen 1 R. L Kirk 5 Alice Le Gall 6 R. D. Lorenz 7 Jonathan I. Lunine 3, 2 Michael J. Malaska 1 M. Mastroguiseppe 8 G. Mitri 9 C. D. Neish 10 Claudia Notarnicola 11 F. Paganelli 12 Philippe Paillou 13 Valerio Poggiali 3 J. Radebaugh 14 S. Rodriguez 15 A. Schoenfeld 16 Jason M. Soderblom 17 Anezina Solomonidou 18 E. R. Stofan 19 B. W. Stiles 1 F. Tosi 20 E. P. Turtle 7 Richard D. West 1 C. A. Wood 21 Howard A. Zebker 22 J.W. Barnes 23 Domenico Casarano 24 Pierre Encrenaz 4 T. Farr 1 C. Grima 25 D. Hemingway 26 O. Karatekin 27 Antoine Lucas 15 K. L. Mitchell 1 G. Ori 9 Roberto Orosei 28 P. Ries 1 D. Riccio 29 L. A. Soderblom 5 Z. Zhang 2 
LATMOS - Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales
13 ASP 2019
LAB - Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux [Pessac]
Abstract : Titan was a mostly unknown world prior to the Cassini spacecraft’s arrival in July 2004. We review the major scientific advances made by Cassini’s Titan Radar Mapper (RADAR) during 13 years of Cassini’s exploration of Saturn and its moons. RADAR measurements revealed Titan’s surface geology, observed lakes and seas of mostly liquid methane in the polar regions, measured the depth of several lakes and seas, detected temporal changes on its surface, and provided key evidence that Titan contains an interior ocean. As a result of the Cassini mission, Titan has gone from an uncharted world to one that exhibits a variety of Earth-like geologic processes and surface-atmosphere interactions. Titan has also joined the ranks of “ocean worlds” along with Enceladus and Europa, which are prime targets for astrobiological research.
Keywords : Titan Cassini Radar Titan
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R. M. C. Lopes, S.D. Wall, C. Elachi, Samuel P. D. Birch, P. Corlies, et al.. Titan as Revealed by the Cassini Radar. Space Science Reviews, 2019, 215 (4), 33. ⟨10.1007/s11214-019-0598-6⟩. ⟨insu-02136345⟩



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