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Huygens probe has landed on Titan

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Image credit: NASA/ESA
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[Titan latest News] European Space Agency mission managers for the Huygens probe confirm that data of the probe's descent to Saturn's moon Titan are being received. The data was transmitted from the probe to NASA's Cassini spacecraft and then back to Earth.

The Huygens team is set to begin processing data and hope to release first images later today. Scientists are interested in Titan because its chemistry is thought to be very similar to that of early Earth, before life formed.

news icon View: Full Article | Source: European Space Agency

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Saru

So far so good, this is looking very promising indeed thumbsup.gif

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Hotoke

this moon is more interesting then mars.

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Erikl
this moon is more interesting then mars.

I totaly agree thumbsup.gif.

A question - does the Huygens probe has any cameras on that we can expect to get some visual pictures from Titan's surface? huh.gif

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Novo

*crosses fingers* 20 minutes

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Hotoke
this moon is more interesting then mars.

I totaly agree thumbsup.gif.

A question - does the Huygens probe has any cameras on that we can expect to get some visual pictures from Titan's surface? huh.gif

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i think it has camera's. they released pictures right?

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Saru

It does indeed have cameras, in fact it was also designed to take photographs of the surface all the way down during it's decent.

If everything goes well, we should see some spectacular images.

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Erikl
It does indeed have cameras, in fact it was also designed to take photographs of the surface all the way down during it's decent.

If everything goes well, we should see some spectacular images.

449486[/snapback]

Can't wait for the pictures! cool.gif

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pete juffalo
It does indeed have cameras, in fact it was also designed to take photographs of the surface all the way down during it's decent.

If everything goes well, we should see some spectacular images.

449486[/snapback]

Can't wait for the pictures! cool.gif

449499[/snapback]

thumbsup.gif i cant actualy wait. literaly. im refreshing the official esa site every five mins just for updates....

yes indeed, i am sad unsure.gif

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Saru

Update

European Space Agency mission managers for the Huygens probe confirm that data of the probe's descent to Saturn's moon Titan are being received. The data was transmitted from the probe to NASA's Cassini spacecraft and then back to Earth. The Huygens team is set to begin processing data and hope to release first images later today.

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Ikanian

I find this very interesting, at least it interests me more than the Mars rovers. Im suprised this isnt plastered all over the news channels.

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Nim

when will the pictures be up so everyone can see?? and what site will they be on?

cant wait grin2.gif

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Nim

ok thanks recon_soldier ill check up on those in a hour i really hope it took some really interesting photos and see someone or something original.gif

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Mad Manfred

On the decent photo...are those CLOUDS? blink.gif

EDIT: nah, it's just blurry.

Edited by Mad Manfred

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Saru
On the decent photo...are those CLOUDS?

Which decent photo is that ? I didn't know any photographs were available yet.

Got a link for us ?

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Erikl

To anyone interested, the first pictures from the surface of Titan are due to arrive at 19:45 GMT (London time) .

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Mad Manfred
On the decent photo...are those CLOUDS?

Which decent photo is that ? I didn't know any photographs were available yet.

Got a link for us ?

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Sorry, thought there was a link in the original post...here it is:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/...a/pia07229.html

I edited my last post...it's just blur methinks.

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Saru

Ah thanks Manfred. That's a picture made up of data from the Cassini spacecraft to help predict which areas will be covered by Huygens, the new Huygens pictures aren't available yet.

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Hotoke

19.45 time for pics. wait british time

DOH

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Saru

Looks like there will be a live broadcast from the ESA from 19:45 to 20:15 GMT when the first 18 pictures will be received.

I'm not sure if that broadcast can be viewed on-line though, I hope they post the images up on their site aswell.

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BurnSide

Not to long to wait now!

How exciting.

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Saru

We should be seeing something on NASA TV any minute now.

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Mekorig

gagggg...i dont know which time is 19:45 GMT (London time) in Argentina!

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