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Titan Unveiled by Jacqueline Mitton, Ralph Lorenz

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Afterword to the Paperback Edition

Since we completed the text of the hardcover edition of Titan Unveiled in 2007, Titan has been a busy place, scientifically speaking. Not only has Cassini continued to make observations, but more and more scientists have been analyzing its data, pursuing related laboratory investigations, and working with computer models.

A plot of the number of papers in refereed scientific journals with the word “Titan” in the title dramatically illustrates the heightened pace of activity when compared with the same data for Jupiter’s moon Europa, another solar system object that attracts considerable interest. A decade ago Titan merited only a single session at the DPS conference; in 2009 it demanded four.

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