Titan, a cold little place at -180C, has many interesting features which make this moon stand out from the crowd. It is bigger than Mercury and Pluto, and it's atmosphere is thcer than that of the Earth. It's core is rock, or possibly a rock and iron mix, its mantle and crust composed mainly of water, and ots surface a thin layer of hydrocarbons. Scientists think that, under the mantle, there may even be an ocean of water and ammonia.
On Earth, the stratosphere is composed of Ozone, and it is this which soaks up the solar radiation. On Titan, the stratosphere is composed of hydrocarbons. This haze, which characteristically surrounds the planet, was originally thought to be made up of lighter hydrocarbons, such as ethane. Since Huygens, however, we now know that there are much heavier compounds there, such as benzene.
This abundence of hydrocarbons is important because scientists now believe that methane plays the role of water on Titan. The temperature of Titan is close to the triple point of methane (the point where the solid, liquid and gaseous phases can co-exist) just as the temperature of Earth is close to the triple point of water.
There is also possibilities of a hydrologic cycle, though one far more extreme than that of Earth's, which has centuries of drought interspersed which massive downpours. Cassini observed areas ofthe surface of Titan darken after clouds passed over, suggesting rainfall. According to Ralph Lorenz and Christophe Sotin of Scientific American: "Titan is to the hydrologic cycle what Venus is to the greenhouse effect: a terrestrial process taken to extremes."
www.scientificamerican.com - March 2010 issue: The moon that would be planet (you must either buy the issue or subscribe to get the full article)
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Sat_Titan - Nasa site: Titan
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Cassini-Huygens/SEMKVQOFGLE_0.html - Cassini/Huygens mission with video of the landing on Titan
http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm - The Cassini Mission
http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~showman/publications/mitri-etal-2007-lakes.pdf - Hydrocarbon Lakes on Titan