Scientists are interested in learning more about one of Saturn's moons, Titan. Titan is the only moon in the solar system that has a substantial atmosphere. For that reason, it is possible that Titan might have supported life at one time, or that it might be able to support life at some point in the future.

Astronomers don't know what the surface of Titan is made of, so they need a closer look. They do know that Titan looks red, and that the red tint is due to Titan's thick cloud cover. What is underneath remains a mystery. Titan's atmosphere is made up mostly of nitrogen gas, with some methane and some argon gases as well.

Some of the questions that the scientists studying Titan have yet to answer are:

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