Space Travel Poster – Titan
his illustration is one of a series that I have been working on, borrowing heavily from the
from the middle of the twentieth century.
Titan is the largest
moon of Saturn, and the only known natural satellite with a substantial atmosphere. Lakes of
hydrocarbons have been detected on the surface. Their principle component (75%) is ethane, but
methane (10%), propane, hydrogen cyanide and butane are also present. It is estimated that the lakes
of Titan that we know of contain more than 300 times the volume of Earth's oil reserves. The scene
is presented as a space travel poster in faux art deco style, advertising a romantic visit to the
moon to visit the famous lakes.