: About 4.5 billion years ago
: March 25, 1655, by Christiaan Huygens
Distance from Saturn
: Between 737,368 miles (perigee) and 781,100 miles (apogee)
Distance from the Sun
: Around 886,500,000 miles
Time to Orbit Around Saturn
: About 16 Earth days
Total Surface Area
: 51,763,586 square miles
14 Titan Facts for Kids
Titan formed about 4.5 billion years ago.
Titan was discovered on March 25, 1655, by Christiaan Huygens.
Titan is one of Saturn’s 82 known moons (natural satellites).
Titan is the second largest moon in our solar system.
Titan has a radius of about 1,599 miles.
The closest Titan gets to Saturn is 737,368 miles (perigee).
The farthest Titan to gets from Saturn is 781,100 miles (apogee).
It takes Titan about 16 Earth days to orbit Saturn.
Titan is the only known moon in our solar system to have a thick dense atmosphere.
Titan only receives 1% of the sunlight that Earth receives.
Titan is 50% bigger than the planet Earth.
There are a lot of lakes on Titan, they are made up of liquid methane and ethane.
Sand dunes made up of hydrocarbons cover large areas of Titan.
Titan is a potential candidate for life to have evolved or could evolve in the future.
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Pictures of Saturn's Moon Titan
A photo of titan taken by the NASA spacecraft Cassini.
A photo of the Rhea moon in front of the Titan moon.
A stunning photo of Titan through its hazy atmosphere.
Additional Resources on Saturn's Moon Titan
Overview | Titan – NASA Solar System Exploration
– Get up, close and personal with Titan on the NASA Solar System Exploration website.
Titan: Facts About Saturn's Largest Moon
– A great article about Titan on the Space.com website.
Images of Titan - JPL Photojournal
– Explore some awesome pictures of Titan on the JPL Photojournal website.
Titan - Wikipedia
– Discover more amazing facts about Titan on the Wikipedia website.