Moon of Saturn

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TITAN.

Last seen on: –NY Times Crossword 9 Sep 21, Thursday
Thomas Joseph – King Feature Syndicate Crossword – Feb 9 2021
LA Times Crossword 31 Jan 21, Sunday
Thomas Joseph – King Feature Syndicate Crossword – Jan 28 2021
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Random information on the term “Moon of Saturn”:

Mimas /ˈmaɪməs/, also designated Saturn I, is a moon of Saturn which was discovered in 1789 by William Herschel. It is named after Mimas, a son of Gaia in Greek mythology.

With a diameter of 396 kilometres (246 mi), it is the smallest astronomical body that is known to still be rounded in shape because of self-gravitation. However, Mimas is not actually in hydrostatic equilibrium for its current rotation.

Mimas was discovered by the astronomer William Herschel on 17 September 1789. He recorded his discovery as follows: “The great light of my forty-foot [12 m] telescope was so useful that on the 17th of September, 1789, I remarked the seventh satellite, then situated at its greatest western elongation.”

The 40-foot telescope was a metal mirror reflecting telescope built by Herschel, with a 48-inch (1,200 mm) aperture. The 40 feet refers to the length of the focus, not the aperture diameter as more common with modern telescopes.

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Random information on the term “TITAN”:

Stratosphere:98.4% nitrogen (N2),1.4% methane (CH4),0.2% hydrogen (H2);

Titan is the largest moon of Saturn and the second-largest natural satellite in the Solar System. It is the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere, and the only known body in space, other than Earth, where clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found.

Titan is the sixth gravitationally rounded moon from Saturn. Frequently described as a planet-like moon, Titan is 50% larger (in diameter) than Earth’s moon and 80% more massive. It is the second-largest moon in the Solar System after Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, and is larger than the planet Mercury, but only 40% as massive. Discovered in 1655 by the Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens, Titan was the first known moon of Saturn, and the sixth known planetary satellite (after Earth’s moon and the four Galilean moons of Jupiter). Titan orbits Saturn at 20 Saturn radii. From Titan’s surface, Saturn subtends an arc of 5.09 degrees and would appear 11.4 times larger in the sky than the Moon from Earth.

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