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Huygens probe has landed on Titan

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Saru

Ok well i've just watched the live stream, they showed a single image from the Huygens probe taken from high up. It showed what were described as "drainage channels" on the surface.

Looking forward to seeing some more. thumbsup.gif

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Saru

First surface picture: Cick Here

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Fluffybunny
First surface picture: Cick Here

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It looks like mars...

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BurnSide

Wow! The rocks look very erroded.

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Saru

Here's the photograph that was on the live feed earlier. It shows a large dark area that could be an ocean of some sort, with channels running in various directions.

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Nim

cool i hope they get some decent pics i hate working nights im gonna miss some decent stuff can you guys post up some of the pics of the surface that would be great or links original.gif

Thanks

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BurnSide

Nim, saruman HAS been posting pics. See last page.

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Erikl

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I think the middle one is the most significant of them all, for now, because it is the first extraterrestrial ocean ever seen before thumbsup.gif

EDIT: the "rocks" in the first image are actually ice! wacko.gif

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Nirwana

Pretty cool pics, although I'd like to see color images, is the probe capable of that?

I'm looking forward for better res too, but so far so good, lets hope they get a bird or something in one of the pics tongue.gif j/k

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joc

I think the middle one is the most significant of them all, for now, because it is the first extraterrestrial ocean ever seen before 

EDIT: the "rocks" in the first image are actually ice!

I don't know if it's an 'ocean' or not. Ice is frozen water. I don't think they have determined that there is water on Titan yet. Or did I miss something? Pictures can be very deceiving. Let's say there was an ocean of water on Titan. Wouldn't it be completely frozen solid since the temperature is well below -200 degrees F?

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Erikl

Joc, when I said "ocean", and "ice", I didn't necessarily mean water-based. Ice can also mean frozen liquid - which might be some kind of carbon material, in the case of Titan.

As for ocean - it can also refer to any huge body of liquid - my guess is that it's an ocean of methane (cause water can't be liquid at these temperatures, obviously tongue.gif).

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joc
my guess is that it's an ocean of methane (cause water can't be liquid at these temperatures, obviously

Ah yes, the methane sea.....

.....way down by the methane sea.....

lyrics from a jimi hendrix song

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SilverCougar

Awww no plant life =( hehe

Seriously... spiffy..

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Mad Manfred

Excellent pictures guys thumbsup.gif

That first one looks as though there was once, or still is, water on Titan.

And the third...again, looks like clouds...

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Stellar

Ok people, I'm not gonna BS you guys... Those pictures are horrible. They're too small with 1600x1200 resolution. I'm waiting for the high rez color pictures to stun me.

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AztecInca

This is trully amazing, what an accomplishment to actually land on Titan the first time and get all this amazing data, its just as exciting as the rovers on Mars or even a bit more!

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Stellar
This is trully amazing, what an accomplishment to actually land on Titan the first time and get all this amazing data, its just as exciting as the rovers on Mars or even a bit more!

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A bit more, IMO. Titan is further away, and wasnt Titan the one assumed to already have ice? (I seem to confuse Titan with Europa and Io a lot though!)

The question on Mars was mainly: Was there water? which would then lead to (if true) to "Was there life?"

If theres ice on Titan, the question is not "Was there water?" nor "Was there life?", but "Is there life?"

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Mad Manfred
I see water ripples....

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I noticed that aswell...from the aerial view it looked as though the probe was about to land on a beach.

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Mad Manfred

A question...will the probe send back color photo's? Or are these the best we're going to get.

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Erikl
A question...will the probe send back color photo's? Or are these the best we're going to get.

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Does this answers ur question? grin2.gif

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Hotoke

it is just a matter of time before people start making conspiracy theories of a titan base or other crap

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Erikl

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Another good image... u can clearly see the coast line here, that's incredible! thumbsup.gif

To all the european members here - ESA really kicked ass this time thumbsup.gif congrats cool.gif

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Stellar

Whats up with all these red planets!? (In this case, moon)

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whoa182

as they are processing the Data will we see some more colour images?

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