January 15, 2005

titan.jpgBack when I was an irascible teenager, a ticked off classmate asked me “Where did you come from?” in response to one of my snarky remarks.

“Titan,” I shot back.

I proceeded to detail my home planet. Orange skies, austere landscapes. Our cities are contained in bubbles just like you see on the covers of pulp SF novels. It is a beautiful place. Remote. Not many people turn up there and that’s fine. It’s not a moon that can support a whole lot of life.

Fortunately, Huygens landed in one of the remote parts of the moon. Unlikely that it will notice our cities and infrastructure. If it did, I bet Virgin would offer annual round-trip service for holidaymakers.

Posted by kuri at January 15, 2005 05:03 PM


Back when I was in 5th grade, we had an assignment to write a travel brochure. I did Titan, complete with Star Trek transporters. No smoking allowed due to the methane atmosphere.

Posted by: mike on January 16, 2005 02:38 AM
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