Subject: Why does Titan, the biggest of Saturn's moons have such a dense atmosphere ?
Date: Wed Aug 20 05:24:48 1997
Posted by Piotr Budzyna
Grade level: grad
City: Gliwice State/Province: Silesia
Area of science: Astronomy
Tytan is smaller than for example Ganymede (Jupiter's moon) and in spite of this
it's able to hold such a dense atmosphere of a pressure at the surface of about
2 atm. As for Ganymede it has almost no atmosphere the same as the planets of
the size. Isn't a density of atmosphares a function of the planets' masses?
Re: Why does Titan, the biggest of Saturn's moons have such a dense atmosphere ?
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