- Moon Name: Titan
- Formed: About 4.5 billion years ago
- Discovered: 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, and 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.
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.