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ToSeek
2004-Apr-01, 05:09 PM
New images of Titan (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/new_images_titan_vlt.html?142004)

Ian R
2004-Apr-01, 05:53 PM
More detailed images of Titan can be found here:

http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2004/phot-08-04.html

Ian R
2004-Apr-01, 05:55 PM
Also, new analysis of Voyager photos of Titan have revealed surface features that tally with later HST observations:

http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~jrich/vgertitan.html

George
2004-Apr-01, 11:31 PM
They are getting .032 arcsec resolution with their adaptive optics (1 to 1.5 arcsec median res.). I think Hubble is .04 arcsec.

Wow. 8)

ToSeek
2004-Apr-26, 03:57 PM
Even more images (http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0404/25titan/)

Musashi
2004-Apr-26, 09:10 PM
Is it hot? :roll:

Xbalanque
2004-Apr-26, 09:20 PM
Is it hot? :roll:

Well, the photos are red. Red means hot, right?

:lol:

AK
2004-Apr-27, 05:39 AM
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0404/25titan/titan6nights.jpg

Is it just me, or do those shots looking strikingly like a certain red planet, Bringer of War?

freddo
2004-Apr-27, 05:41 AM
No, but that's gotta be evidence of liquid water. #-o

Musashi
2004-Apr-27, 05:44 AM
Don't you see the face? It is obvious that aliens are living there right now!!

freddo
2004-Apr-27, 05:51 AM
Don't you see the face? It is obvious that aliens are living there right now!!

I see it, but it's half feline, or some other animal. But that's what I said we would find, 24 years ago, from my mother's womb!

I say we send a probe with a large board with a nail in it - to counter this alien threat.

Musashi
2004-Apr-27, 06:00 AM
What if they have bigger boards with larger nails?! :o

freddo
2004-Apr-27, 06:07 AM
It is of no consequence. One day, they will build a board with a nail in it so big, it will destroy them all!

Musashi
2004-Apr-27, 06:17 AM
:) [Sorry for the threadjack ToSeek.]

freddo
2004-Apr-27, 06:19 AM
:) [Sorry for the threadjack ToSeek.]
Careful not to incur his wrath. He may have a board with a nail also...

Musashi
2004-Apr-27, 06:20 AM
:o

[/threadjack!!] (that goes for you to Freddo, I don't want him attacking you! ;))

freddo
2004-Apr-27, 06:31 AM
I'm not worried. I have a technological advantage - a board with two nails in it.

Back on topic though - this is all very cool. I can't wait to see what we learn when Huygens goes splash (hopefully splash) next year!

darkdev
2004-Apr-27, 06:43 AM
I have a nail with a board through it.

freddo
2004-Apr-27, 07:00 AM
I have a nail with a board through it.

How you do this thing?

Kaptain K
2004-Apr-27, 07:02 AM
I have a nail with a board through it.

How you do this thing?
Very, very carefully!

darkdev
2004-Apr-27, 07:05 AM
I have a nail with a board through it.

How you do this thing?
Very, very carefully!
From left to right.

Maksutov
2004-Apr-27, 07:19 AM
I think we now have it nailed why so many people get bored by OT discussions! :wink:

darkdev
2004-Apr-27, 08:15 AM
Sorry for my ignorance... OT?

Also, sorry for participating in the threadjacking.

Maksutov
2004-Apr-27, 08:21 AM
Sorry for my ignorance... OT?

Also, sorry for participating in the threadjacking.

OT = off topic (waiving nail-bearing board) :wink:

darkdev
2004-Apr-27, 08:22 AM
#-o

Maksutov
2004-Apr-27, 10:37 AM
Don't you see the face? It is obvious that aliens are living there right now!!

I see it, but it's half feline, or some other animal. But that's what I said we would find, 24 years ago, from my mother's womb!

I say we send a probe with a large board with a nail in it - to counter this alien threat.

European scientists are seeing dogs and dragons. It's in the article here (http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/titan_images_040420.html). 8-[

BTW, the article also mentions that the temperature of Titan is minus 290 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 179 Celsius). Where's JohnT? :roll:

Musashi
2004-Apr-27, 03:24 PM
Obviously those scientists are not privy to the knowledge that John T posesses. Also, their techniques are flawed. :roll:

Xbalanque
2004-Apr-27, 04:20 PM
Obviously those scientists are not privy to the knowledge that John T posesses. Also, their techniques are flawed. :roll:

They don't have 5000 year old cylinder seals representing Persian rugs that describe Titan's oceans as being composed of steaming hot Earl Grey tea.

Ian R
2004-May-06, 03:40 PM
New images of Titan from Cassini can be found here:

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA05390

The surface feature 'Xanadu' can just be made out (it was visible previously in both HST and Voyager 1 imagery).

Fantastic stuff!

Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-Jun-27, 04:24 PM
check out the latest news


a european new station has much coverage

QUOTE

:D

The ESA/NASA Cassini-Huygens mission, launched in October 1997, is currently heading for Titan, Saturnís largest moon.

The ESA Huygens probe will be the first ever to land on the surface of a moon in the outer Solar System, and the NASA Cassini orbiter will continue to explore Saturn and its rings.

http://www.euronews.net/create_html.php?page=space&langue=en


The Cassini-Huygens mission, which is arriving in orbit around Saturn, has taken more than six-and-a-half years to reach its destination, and scientists have been working on its instruments since the late eighties. This week EuroNews looks at these multi-generational missions.

PeteB
2004-Jun-29, 08:35 PM
Here's a new animated GIF rotation sequence of Titan:

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA06080

ToSeek
2005-Feb-24, 05:35 PM
Views of Titan From Earth (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/views_titan_earth.html?2422005)


When Huygens plunged through Titan's atmosphere last month, the biggest telescopes here on Earth were trained on the moon. Some of the best images ever taken of Titan from Earth have been released by the European Southern Observatory. Since these images aren't constrained by the brief Cassini flybys, they can give scientists a better perspective of Titan's over a longer period. The images were taken at a specific wavelength of light that pierces through the methane haze surrounding Titan to show some of its surface features, which scientists can match up to Cassini's images.