Titan’s Plains Named After Herbert’s Worlds

Map of Titan (USGS)

The plains (planitia) of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, will be named after planets from Frank Herbert’s Dune series. The first of these, Chusuk Planitia, already appears on this map of Titan (PDF). The map looks spectacularly incomplete because Titan’s thick atmosphere impedes imaging; the Cassini probe has to map the surface at close range using radar. Via Universe Today.

Previously: Titan in Stereo; Topography of Titan; A Map of Dione and a Planetary Gazetteer.