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Ralph Lorenz and Jacqueline Mitton take readers behind the scenes of this mission. Launched in 1997, Cassini entered orbit around Saturn in summer 2004.

Ralph Lorenz and Jacqueline Mitton take readers behind the scenes of this mission.

Ralph Lorenz, Jacqueline Mitton. There is no shortage on science in this book, let that be the first remark on it. In every way, the authors have tried to be as meticulous (and perhaps even tedious) as they could be. But still it left me a little dissapointed. The writing is dry and at places unremarkable. It lingers on technical details that are perhaps exciting for students and engineers, but for laymen and casual readers of popular science it can be a struggle to keep attention (for those who have trouble falling asleep, I can recommend reading it in bed).

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Titan Unveiled: Saturn's Mysterious Moon Explored. Titan Unveiled - Ralph Lorenz. 1. The Lure of Titan. by Ralph Lorenz and Jacqueline Mitton. Lorenz and Mitton describe Titan as a world strikingly like Earth and tell how Titan may hold clues to the origins of life on our own planet and possibly to its presence on others. Generously illustrated with many stunning images, Titan Unveiled is essential reading for anyone interested in space exploration, planetary science, or astronomy. A new afterword brings readers up to date on Cassini's ongoing exploration of Titan, describing the many new discoveries made since 2006.

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book by Jacqueline Mitton. Authors Ralph Lorenz and Jacqueline Mitton, have written an outstanding book that describes the most recent episodes in the unfolding story of the exploration of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Lorenz and Mitton, begin by describing the dropping in of the Huygens probe on the surface of Titan.

Ralph Lorenz and Jacqueline Mitton take readers behind the scenes of this mission.

Start by marking Titan Unveiled: Saturn's Mysterious Moon Explored as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Ralph Lorenz and Jacqueline Mitton take readers behind the scenes of this mission. Its formidable payload included the Huygens probe, which successfully parachuted down through Titan's atmosphere in early 2005, all the while transmitting images and data-and scientists were startled by what they saw.

For twenty-five years following the Voyager mission, scientists speculated about Saturn's largest moon, a mysterious orb clouded in orange haze. Finally, in 2005, the Cassini-Huygens probe successfully parachuted down through Titan's atmosphere, all the while transmitting images and data. In the early 1980s, when the two Voyager spacecraft skimmed past Titan, Saturn's largest moon, they transmitted back enticing images of a mysterious world concealed in a seemingly impenetrable orange haze. Titan Unveiled is one of the first general interest books to reveal the startling new discoveries that have been made since the arrival of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan.

Ralph Lorenz and Jacqueline Mitton take readers behind the scenes of this mission. Launched in 1997, Cassini entered orbit around Saturn in summer 2004. Its formidable payload included the Huygens probe, which successfully parachuted down through Titan's atmosphere in early 2005, all the while transmitting images and data--and scientists were startled by what they saw. One of those researchers was Lorenz, who gives an insider's account of the scientific community's first close encounter with an alien landscape of liquid methane seas and turbulent orange skies. Amid the challenges and frayed nerves, new discoveries are made, including methane monsoons, equatorial sand seas, and Titan's polar hood. Lorenz and Mitton describe Titan as a world strikingly like Earth and tell how Titan may hold clues to the origins of life on our own planet and possibly to its presence on others.

Generously illustrated with many stunning images, Titan Unveiled is essential reading for anyone interested in space exploration, planetary science, or astronomy.

A new afterword brings readers up to date on Cassini's ongoing exploration of Titan, describing the many new discoveries made since 2006.

Titan Unveiled: Saturn's Mysterious Moon Explored epub download

ISBN13: 978-0691146331

ISBN: 0691146330

Author: Ralph Lorenz,Jacqueline Mitton

Category: Math and Science

Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science

Language: English

Publisher: Princeton University Press; Revised ed. edition (July 21, 2010)

Pages: 288 pages

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Rating: 4.3

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Morlurne
The book and purchase was fine. The book is very detailed in the science behind Titan. Not being a scientist the science is a bit much, but I've found the subject intriguing and have really enjoyed the book.
Morlurne
The book and purchase was fine. The book is very detailed in the science behind Titan. Not being a scientist the science is a bit much, but I've found the subject intriguing and have really enjoyed the book.
Wel
I have read approximately one third of the book. I do not agree with some reviewers complaining about dry, technical and uninspiring writing. I think that the text contains just right amount of details allowing the reader to understand, at least roughly, how one probes this distant world, what instruments are used and how the results are analyzed. For an educated layman, I think, this is a fun read. If one omit these "boring" details, the book would be reduced to a fairy tale on a magic world of orange clouds and black lakes with no obvious relation to the actual exploration of real Titan. The book also provides some insight into planning and control of the Cassini mission. One realizes that the team involved did not just sit idly waiting for the probe to arrive to Saturn. A huge amount of work was done to precisely plan the forthcoming 4-years exploration and solve unexpected technical problems (like the radio link between Huygens and Cassini, which quality turned out to be extremely sensitive to the Doppler shift, and getting around this issue required re-planning of the whole Huygens drop).

However, I am really enraged by poor quality of the Kindle version. All! color images have been simply removed ("intentionally", as nicely underlined under blank spaces left on virtually every page of the book). Apparently, the publisher and Amazon made no effort to convert color images to the gray scale and just threw them away. Never mind that for this particular book these images are essential and convey the exploration results (apart from being just amusing). So skip the mutilated Kindle version and just order the paperback (what I am going to do myself).
Wel
I have read approximately one third of the book. I do not agree with some reviewers complaining about dry, technical and uninspiring writing. I think that the text contains just right amount of details allowing the reader to understand, at least roughly, how one probes this distant world, what instruments are used and how the results are analyzed. For an educated layman, I think, this is a fun read. If one omit these "boring" details, the book would be reduced to a fairy tale on a magic world of orange clouds and black lakes with no obvious relation to the actual exploration of real Titan. The book also provides some insight into planning and control of the Cassini mission. One realizes that the team involved did not just sit idly waiting for the probe to arrive to Saturn. A huge amount of work was done to precisely plan the forthcoming 4-years exploration and solve unexpected technical problems (like the radio link between Huygens and Cassini, which quality turned out to be extremely sensitive to the Doppler shift, and getting around this issue required re-planning of the whole Huygens drop).

However, I am really enraged by poor quality of the Kindle version. All! color images have been simply removed ("intentionally", as nicely underlined under blank spaces left on virtually every page of the book). Apparently, the publisher and Amazon made no effort to convert color images to the gray scale and just threw them away. Never mind that for this particular book these images are essential and convey the exploration results (apart from being just amusing). So skip the mutilated Kindle version and just order the paperback (what I am going to do myself).
Steelraven
Bought this book because my daughter developed a fascination with the moon Titan - she simply couldn't get enough information. She is in high school and found this book to be informative, but dry as a read and low in interesting because it lacked enough photos to help illustrate some of the information.
Steelraven
Bought this book because my daughter developed a fascination with the moon Titan - she simply couldn't get enough information. She is in high school and found this book to be informative, but dry as a read and low in interesting because it lacked enough photos to help illustrate some of the information.
X-MEN
While I got this book in order to learn more about Titan, the story of Cassini Huygens journey and mission around Saturn, and especially Titan, was quite facinating. However, it didn't tell me much about the moon Titan that I didn't already know, which was a bit disappointing.
X-MEN
While I got this book in order to learn more about Titan, the story of Cassini Huygens journey and mission around Saturn, and especially Titan, was quite facinating. However, it didn't tell me much about the moon Titan that I didn't already know, which was a bit disappointing.
Original
A fascinating book on Titan. Well done. Highly recommend.
Original
A fascinating book on Titan. Well done. Highly recommend.
Lanin
There is no shortage on science in this book, let that be the first remark on it. In every way, the authors have tried to be as meticulous (and perhaps even tedious) as they could be. But still it left me a little dissapointed. The writing is dry and at places unremarkable. It lingers on technical details that are perhaps exciting for students and engineers, but for laymen and casual readers of popular science it can be a struggle to keep attention (for those who have trouble falling asleep, I can recommend reading it in bed).
For people that dedicate large parts of their careers to undiscover a satelite, that is so elusive and mysterious to the human eye, one would hope that some of the passion that would go into that work also would poor trough the written lines of the book. Instead of that, somehow the long years, the countless studies and experiments, long nights of observing and programming have found their way though. That may be accurate and truthfull, it is also very dull at times,...well at least to me. What doesn't help either is that the bulk of images in the book are very unclear. What could be, or rather should be spectacular photographs of Titan and its neigbors are mere black and white thumbnails without any detail or explanatory capacity.

Perhaps the most remarkable chapter is the last one, where the authors speculate on how a future mission would look like. Most captivating perhaps a balloon that floats in Titans atmosphere as a platform for certain instruments. And even there they find time to go into detail about which sort of instruments and experiments could be undertaken in a very lengthy manner. But at least it gives some room to some imagination and makes investigation of Titan an exiting enterprise afterall.

The lack of more imaginative writing, is even more obvious on those places where the writers make attempts on humor. After so many pages of meandering on programming and scheduling Cassini's instruments, it fails to make a punch.

Having said all this, I do want to emphasize, that it is not badly written book. This moon of Saturn is an enigmatic place and this book does a good job of at least partialy lifting the veil it is shrouded in, where our knowledge is solid enough to make claims about its caracteristics. I just wanted it to be more lively presented.
Lanin
There is no shortage on science in this book, let that be the first remark on it. In every way, the authors have tried to be as meticulous (and perhaps even tedious) as they could be. But still it left me a little dissapointed. The writing is dry and at places unremarkable. It lingers on technical details that are perhaps exciting for students and engineers, but for laymen and casual readers of popular science it can be a struggle to keep attention (for those who have trouble falling asleep, I can recommend reading it in bed).
For people that dedicate large parts of their careers to undiscover a satelite, that is so elusive and mysterious to the human eye, one would hope that some of the passion that would go into that work also would poor trough the written lines of the book. Instead of that, somehow the long years, the countless studies and experiments, long nights of observing and programming have found their way though. That may be accurate and truthfull, it is also very dull at times,...well at least to me. What doesn't help either is that the bulk of images in the book are very unclear. What could be, or rather should be spectacular photographs of Titan and its neigbors are mere black and white thumbnails without any detail or explanatory capacity.

Perhaps the most remarkable chapter is the last one, where the authors speculate on how a future mission would look like. Most captivating perhaps a balloon that floats in Titans atmosphere as a platform for certain instruments. And even there they find time to go into detail about which sort of instruments and experiments could be undertaken in a very lengthy manner. But at least it gives some room to some imagination and makes investigation of Titan an exiting enterprise afterall.

The lack of more imaginative writing, is even more obvious on those places where the writers make attempts on humor. After so many pages of meandering on programming and scheduling Cassini's instruments, it fails to make a punch.

Having said all this, I do want to emphasize, that it is not badly written book. This moon of Saturn is an enigmatic place and this book does a good job of at least partialy lifting the veil it is shrouded in, where our knowledge is solid enough to make claims about its caracteristics. I just wanted it to be more lively presented.
Ygglune
A beautifully presented book detailing the amazing moon Titan. The amazing discoveries that Man has made in space exploration are highlighted in this book. The scientific process, tests, reviews and outcomes of the Titan exploration are all detailed in this book. Definitely worth a read, even just for the amazing photos.
Ygglune
A beautifully presented book detailing the amazing moon Titan. The amazing discoveries that Man has made in space exploration are highlighted in this book. The scientific process, tests, reviews and outcomes of the Titan exploration are all detailed in this book. Definitely worth a read, even just for the amazing photos.
I found the lack of geomorphic interpretation of surface features surprising. Much of the irregularities appear to be similar to ground ice melting on Earth, but on a grand scale. What caused the rivers? How was liquid of any sort initiated? These questions will lead me to search for another book with the answers.
I found the lack of geomorphic interpretation of surface features surprising. Much of the irregularities appear to be similar to ground ice melting on Earth, but on a grand scale. What caused the rivers? How was liquid of any sort initiated? These questions will lead me to search for another book with the answers.