The TMT teaches us about Earth’s early planetary conditions and evolution by monitoring weather on Saturn’s largest moon.
One of our newest telescopes, the TMT was designed and built in house to support Henry Roe’s research on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.
Instruments & Uses
The TMT is one of several ground-based telescopes around the world that operate in tandem to collect detailed data of Titan’s atmospheric and surface conditions, which share some characteristics similar to Earth’s. Known as the Titan Monitoring Project, the suite of telescopes is optimized to monitor dynamic weather events on Titan, providing clues about Earth’s early planetary conditions and evolution.