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jumpjack
2005-Jan-14, 02:09 PM
From http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/huygens_descent_comm_050114.html


8:35 a.m. EST: Huygens mission controllers report that the probe landed somewhere between 1:45 p.m. and 1:46 p.m. local time in Darmstadt, Germany (CET) , that's somewhere between 7:45 a.m. and 7:46 a.m. EST.


WE ARE THERE!
CHEEEEEERS! (pop!)

Manchurian Taikonaut
2005-Jan-14, 02:34 PM
I think I've seen some picture in the Live European Space web cam at the mission control room

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Cassini-Huygens/SEMN3Y274OD_0.html

8)

Richard of Chelmsford
2005-Jan-14, 10:26 PM
The few photos they've released look a bit like Mars.

Even like Venus from some angles!

But the results of atmospheric and other tests will be just as impotant, if not more so.

ChibiVader
2005-Jan-14, 10:27 PM
The few photos they've released look a bit like Mars.

Even like Venus from some angles!

But the results of atmospheric and other tests will be just as impotant, if not more so.

The pretty pictures are what capture public interest though...

Swift
2005-Jan-14, 10:35 PM
You might want to look at this (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=18523) thread. Pretty much everything from page 15 on (last up to page 21) was about the pictures. :wink:

Richard of Chelmsford
2005-Jan-16, 01:44 AM
I've just put the sound on (at 1.45 am) with my kid in bed.

It came on very loud and the wife yelled "WHAT ARE YER DOIN???!!"

No sense of science and occasion, these women. #-o

Damburger
2005-Jan-16, 02:05 AM
The few photos they've released look a bit like Mars.

Even like Venus from some angles!

But the results of atmospheric and other tests will be just as impotant, if not more so.

I'd say a Venus. This may be a problem for public interest, because despite the two worlds being totally difference, some people might say 'what? another cloudly yellow planet? boring!'