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Analysis Indicates Huygens Probe Had Rough Landing On Saturn’s Moon Titan In 2005
2012-10-12 08:28:31

[WATCH VIDEO: Touching Down On Titan] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency´s (ESA) Huygens space probe, which landed on Saturn´s largest moon Titan in 2005, had a bit of a shaky landing in the final seconds of its Titanian descent. After touching down on the distant landscape--the farthest away any spacecraft has ever landed--the probe “bounced, slid and wobbled” to its final resting place, according to a new analysis...

2006-07-26 12:40:00

LONDON (Reuters) - The weather forecast for Saturn's giant moon Titan calls for methane rain, scientists said on Wednesday. It ranges from a persistent drizzle that keeps the surface of Saturn's largest moon -- which has geological features similar to Earth -- damp to fierce storms that could produce huge droplets. "We have found the first evidence of drizzly rain on a remote planet, in this case Titan, which consists of liquid methane and a little bit of nitrogen," said Tetsuya Tokano of...

2005-11-30 17:07:19

By Paul Carrel PARIS (Reuters) - Saturn's moon Titan resembles Earth in many ways but is unlikely to support life, scientists said on Wednesday after almost a year of research into data from the space probe Huygens. After a seven-year trip from Earth piggy-backed on the Saturn probe Cassini, the European-designed Huygens separated last December and headed for Titan, entering the moon's atmosphere in January this year. "Huygens descended through a hazy, windy and turbulent...

2005-11-30 17:05:00

By Paul Carrel PARIS (Reuters) - Saturn's moon Titan resembles Earth in many ways but is unlikely to support life, scientists said on Wednesday after almost a year of research into data from the space probe Huygens. After a seven-year trip from Earth piggy-backed on the Saturn probe Cassini, the European-designed Huygens separated last December and headed for Titan, entering the moon's atmosphere in January this year. "Huygens descended through a hazy, windy and turbulent atmosphere,"...

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2005-02-22 11:42:10

Just over a month ago, the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descended through the atmosphere of Saturn's giant moon Titan. The probe sent back stunning close-up images of a world never before seen is such detail. In this, the second of a two-part series, science reporter Michael Benson shares his impressions of the event from his front-row seat at ESA's control center in Darmstadt, Germany. Astrobiology Magazine -- Saturn, and therefore Titan, is more than nine times the distance from...

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2005-02-21 07:00:00

Just over a month ago, the European Space Agency's Huygens probe descended through the atmosphere of Saturn's giant moon Titan. The probe sent back stunning close-up images of a world never before seen is such detail In this, the first of a two-part series, science reporter Michael Benson shares his impressions of the event from his front-row seat at ESA's control center in Darmstadt, Germany. Astrobiology Magazine -- It's not very frequently, in the early 21st century, that one can observe...

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2005-01-31 06:59:57

ESA -- "Music has always been at the centre of cultures all over the world and it will continue to play an important part in thousands of years time. Music has a role in the same way as technology and science in reflecting the age we live in and generally exploring new areas beyond the accepted boundaries and beyond Earth," said Mick Jagger on the Music2Titan project. Four songs "ËœLalala', "ËœBald James Deans', "ËœHot Time' and "ËœNo Love',...

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2005-01-27 07:25:00

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Saturn's largest moon contains all the ingredients for life, but senior scientists studying data from a European probe ruled out the possibility Titan's abundant methane stems from living organisms. More than a week after the Huygens probe plunged through Titan's atmosphere, researchers continue to pore over data collected for clues to how the only celestial body known to have a significant atmosphere other than Earth came to be and whether it can provide clues to...

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2005-01-15 08:45:00

The European Space Agency has released the first of several hundred images captured by the Huygens probe during its descent through the atmosphere of Saturn's giant moon Titan. They reveal a world of diverse landforms, shaped at least in part by fluid erosion. Some the images are reminiscent of early photographs of Mars. Astrobiology Magazine -- The European Space Agency has released the first of several hundred images captured by the Huygens probe during its descent through the...

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2005-01-14 14:35:00

DARMSTADT, Germany -- European space officials displayed the first pictures of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan on Friday, black and white images of what appeared to be channels cut by a liquid - like river and streambeds running through hilly terrain. The pictures were taken from about 10 miles above the surface as the European space probe Huygens descended by parachute to a safe landing, buoying hopes that the mission could shed light on the origins of life on Earth. "I think all of us...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cassini-Huygens Mission -- The Cassini unmanned space probe is intended to study Saturn and its moons. It was launched on October 15, 1997 and is estimated to enter Saturn's orbit on July 1, 2004. The mission is a joined NASA/ESA project. Cassini's principal objectives are to: -- determine the three-dimensional structure and dynamical behavior of the rings -- determine the composition of the satellite surfaces and the geological history of each object -- determine the nature and...

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