View Full Version : Huygens landed on Titan!

01-15-2005, 01:12 AM
The Huygens probe dropped in on Saturn's moon Huygens early yesterday. Here are a couple of the earliest photos (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050115.html). Their black and white and may not look like much, but I think their incredible. Color images should come soon and if you want more info here's the Cassini-Huygens (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/main/index.html) web site.

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01-15-2005, 01:16 AM
I'm looking forward to some of the higher resolution pictures. I can't quite grasp how far this thing has traveled and sent pictures back to us on Earth.

01-15-2005, 01:17 AM
It is pretty neat that we can explore these things. The pics are awesome. Cant wait for the color ones

01-15-2005, 12:32 PM
Here's what NASA is calling the first color picture (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia07232.html). It a colored version of the right photo from the APOD page. It looks a bit Marsish to me. There's also two more descent pictures.

01-15-2005, 02:04 PM
Nice. Its just too bad this planets/moons cant be inhabited by us. Maybe they can find a good source of fossil fuels on some of them. How sweet would it be to find oil there.

01-15-2005, 03:31 PM
It's really too bad that anything involving space gets little to no news attention anymore.
This is a pretty big story, IMO.

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01-17-2005, 07:56 AM
Here are a bunch of pictures from Titan that includes a 360 degree view. It must be under some heavy traffic as it seems a bit slow. Very cool stuff.


01-17-2005, 08:02 AM
Those are some really nice pics. Maybe one day we will get to Pluto. Hopefully in our lifetime.

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01-17-2005, 10:55 AM
We'll probably need them to launch a Pluto probe soon then given the distance. :)