Titan Globe

Item #81308

Order the first of its kind Titan Globe exclusively from Astronomy magazine.

This custom-produced 12" injection-molded desktop globe features images from Cassini's Grand Finale, which began in April of 2017.  There are 180 identified and labeled features on the single-seam globe of Saturn's largest moon, which also includes a clear acrylic base and informational flyer.

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Get to know the solar system's second largest moon with this stunning 12" desktop globe.

Astronomy magazine is proud to unveil the all-new Titan Globe - available exclusively through MyScienceShop.com.  Developed by the staff of Astronomy magazine using a combined mosaic produced by researchers including Stéphane Le Mouélic, Benoit Seignovert, Eric Karkoschka, Virginia Pasek, and Emily C.S. Joseph, this globe was produced using images from Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer and it's Imaging Science Subsystem.

When the Cassini spacecraft launched in 1997, it brought with it the European Space Agency's Huygens lander, which became the first lander to touch down on a world in the outer solar system upon arrival at Titan.  This alien world sports a dense, nitrogen-rich atmosphere, as well as other Earth-like features like seasonal rains and vast liquid seas - though the seas are filled with liquid methane and ethane rather than water. 

This richly detailed, injection-molded 12" desktop shows 180 of Titan's most notable named surface features, as well as the Huygens' landing site.  Among these features, you'll find montes (mountain ranges or mountains), colles (small, hill-like features), fluctūs (areas of flow terrain), maria (large hydrocarbon seas), lacūs (seasonal lakes), and flumina (channel-like features).  

Each globe is made of long-lasting durable plastic with just a single seam between hemispheres and comes with a clear acrylic display base and informational flyer.

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