Yo, Titan! The Stuff of Reality and Science Fiction
The landing of the Huygens probe on Titan is one of the cooler things to happen in planetary science in recent years. (See Space.com and Astronomy Picture of the Day.)
I suppose that's true both literally and figuratively -- the temperature on the surface of Titan was measured at -179 degrees Celsius (-290 degrees Fahrenheit). And I've been shivering here in Boston at a measly 3 degrees Fahrenheit!
I wonder if they'll find a Lake Carver there. (I was quite flattered when the late Hal Clement created a feature by that name in his hard SF novel, Half Life.) For that matter, I wonder if they'll find anyone like Four Pod, a mild-mannered Titan creature who appeared briefly in my own novel, The Infinity Link, back in the 1980's!
I do hope they find some methane lakes. It's just too exotic an image not to be true.