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Did Several Moons Collide to Make Titan?

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:26 AM

Did Several Moons Collide to Make Saturn's Titan?


The American Association for the Advancement of Science said:

DENVER—“The Origin of Titan—So Big … So Alone.” That was the playful title of a talk given here yesterday at the annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences. The gist? Saturn’s relatively huge moon Titan, which orbits unaccompanied by the usual retinue of similar-sized moons, started out as three or four standard-issue satellites of the ringed planet that ran amok, collided, and merged into one huge moon and a few scraps of debris.

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