[wellylug] OT: Huygens Descent onto (into?) the surface of Titan
dave.antliff at paradise.net.nz
Fri Jan 14 14:46:28 NZDT 2005
Don't forget - starting around 11:20pm tonight (NZ) the Huygens probe,
which detached from the Cassini space craft on Dec. 24th last year, begins
it's final descent to the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan.
Webcam of control room:
The interesting aspect of this mission is that the atmosphere of Titan is
presumed to be similar to that of a primordial Earth, and scientists are
also not sure what the surface consists of.
Unfortunately we won't know the result until 16:15 UTC, which must be
about 3:15am here I think.
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