SS: a vortex has been found on the moon titan .. i think this further proof that titan has a heated molten core . i think we need to know a little bit more about this vortex . and also why the martians were mining this moon . i have been wondering why this moon appears so much more advanced stage than other moons in the solar system .. i wonder if the martians had a technology to detect what kind of tetrahedron crystals were present in a moon and if they could heat the moons core to cause the tetrahedron crystals to melt so they could mine it. i am pretty sure the reason that titans moon looks so young is because it has grown and developed like earth and when the planet expands and grows it’s surface changes .

Methane is a chemical compound with the chemical formula CH4. It is the simplest alkane, the main component of natural gas, and probably the most abundant organic compound on earth. The relative abundance of methane makes it an attractive fuel. However, because it is a gas at normal conditions, methane is difficult to transport from its source . Methane is a tetrahedral molecule with four equivalent C-H bonds.

What strange geological processes created Titan’s oddly smooth surface? Jul 24, 2012 When looking at other moons in the solar system, Titan is uncharacteristically smooth. But like all the other celestial bodies in the solar system, it’s about four billion years old. When looking at its surface, however, it looks like something much younger — perhaps something between 100 million and one billion years old.

Interestingly, there is another planet in the solar system with a surface that looks younger than it actually is: Earth. Our planet has not been immune to the impacts of asteroids, yet craters are few and far between. The reason for this is that Earth’s continents are always eroding, or being covered with sediment. And according to Perron, it’s very likely that Titan is going through a similar process.

This image was taken on July 10, 2012 and received on Earth July 12, 2012. The camera was pointing toward TITAN at approximately 1,088,709 miles (1,752,108 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the BL1 and CL2 filters. This image has not been validated or calibrated. A validated/calibrated image will be archived with the NASA Planetary Data System in 2013. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

A true color image of Titan’s colorful south polar vortex captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft before a distant flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan on June 27, 2012, shows a south polar vortex, or a mass of swirling gas, around the pole in the atmosphere of the moon. The south pole of Titan which is 3,200 miles (5,150 km) across is near the center of the view. The formation of the vortex at Titan’s south pole may be related to the coming southern winter and the start of what will be a south polar hood. These new, more detailed images are only possible because of Cassini’s newly inclined orbits, which are the next phase of Cassini Solstice Mission. Previously, Cassini was orbiting in the equatorial plane of the planet, and the imaging team’s images of the polar vortex between late March and mid-May were taken from over Titan’s equator. Scientists think these new images show open cell convection. In open cells, air sinks in the center of the cell and rises at the edge, forming clouds at cell edges. REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Handout (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)