Twisters on Titan? What Waits for Us on Saturn’s Moon #SaturnLovers #exploration #SolarSystemWeek

Artist's concept of NASA's Dragonfly landing on Titan

Artist’s concept of Dragonfly ‘copter drone landing and flying over Titan

Titan might be Mars-like, at least in terms of dust devils.

An awful lot is different. Saturn’s moon, Titan, has  an “enormous, puffy atmosphere” while Mars is nearly a vacuum. Titan’s dust is organic – particles of frozen methane or tars. Mars is rock powder. But the available data suggest dust devils could form on Titan. (Thanks to for pointing out work published March 3 in the journal of Geophysical Research.)

Nasa’s Dragonfly mission may settle the question. It’s scheduled to launch in 2026 and land on Titan in 2034. Given the long build-ups to space missions, that’s around the corner.

Until Dragonfly, you’ll have to travel to Titan in science fiction. Try my award-winning story:

Scifi Book Covers: Titan by Kate RaunerFynn thought he’d escaped his family’s cult until he’s kidnapped to Titan. With no way home, can he keep himself and the Kin alive?

Available in eBook and paperback on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited too.

Write On! Four Corners – listen to award winning scifi author #scifi #scifibooks #sciencefiction books #podcast

Write On! Four Corners KSJE

What a treat to appear on this great radio show and podcast. If you ever wondered what I sound like (and, after all, who hasn’t) now’s your chance. Listen to Traci and me discuss my award-winning scifi novel, Titan, about a cult colonizing Saturn’s moon. Then check out Traci’s other interviews for Write On! Four Corners, and more podcasts from KSJE.

“A fantastic story.” Traci HaesVass, Write On! Four Corners KSJE 90.0 FM and podcast


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