Fifth Workshop on 'Titan Chemistry – Observations, Experiments, Computations, and Modeling'
Start date: 12 Apr 2011
Address: Poipu Koala, Kauai, Hawaii
Saturn's moon Titan is the only solar system body besides Earth and Venus with a thick atmosphere and solid surface and is widely considered as a natural laboratory on the planetary scale to understand the prebiotic chemistry on proto-Earth. The Cassini-Huygens mission to Titan has opened a new chapter in Solar System exploration and extraterrestrial atmospheric chemistry. On January 14, 2005, the Huygens probe successfully descended through the atmosphere of Titan and safely landed on its surface. An extraordinary new world has been unveiled. The scientific data obtained by the Huygens experiments and by the Cassini Orbiter - currently being archived and analyzed - are far from being understood.