Saturday, January 15, 2005

Titan's First images

Check this out. Saturn's moon Titan is in the limelight, as the Huygens probe has landed successfully on Titan and has started scientific data. It cant stay longer than 2 hours because of the hostile environment but it will give us clues to Titan. Titan is covered with a methane haze but what makes it important is the fact that it has a thick atmosphere and also it resembles a baby Earth. Earth would have been like that when it was young. Huygens data will be a most successful venture for ESA whose Mars mission didnt go as planned (reference Beagle 2). This will boost their morale for sure

PS- I was supposed to put in a post on Gravitational Microlensing. Will put it in soon



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