This year, why not vacation on Titan?

Look at those beaches! Saturn's plucky little moon, Titan, is full of- and covered in- surprises. Yesterday, the Cassini-Huygens Probe discovered a giant lake on Titan's surface, the only other known example of standing liquid in the solar system.

With this discovery, inter-planetary entrepreneurs are no doubt rushing to build Titan's first all-inclusive resort. And why not? Think of the awesomeness:

  • Titan sports a balmy average temperature of -139 degrees celsius.
  • It rains liquid methane. That's like sticking your head up the back side of a cow, only way colder and outside.
  • The lake itself is made out of liquid hyrdocarbons. Think of the skin's like swimming in a vat of vaseline!

So this year, let's all go to Titan. It's a bit pricey (the cost of the Cassini-Huygens probe is estimated at $3.26 billion) but think of all the fun we'll have when we get their. Oily, freezing and oxygenless fun.