Ten years after Huygens landed on Titan…


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watch a video of its descent.

The video is posted below the fold. This anniversary also celebrates the tenth anniversary of Cassini orbiting Saturn.

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  • PeterF

    Awesome! I still think it was too bad they weren’t allowed to land a more durable power source.
    Just think about all that wonderful methane rocket fuel on Titan’s surface. All we need is an abundant oxidizer source and the outer solar system is open for exploration. I bet there’s a lot of ice in the rings. I read a story once in “Analog” where they collected the methane by skimming through the upper atmosphere. I can already imagine the protests from the environmental BANANAs (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone).

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