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Fraser
2005-Feb-24, 05:21 PM
SUMMARY: 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.

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piersdad
2005-Feb-24, 07:20 PM
truly amazing pictures.
it great when scienists get together and combine their skills to get so much more information than a single group.
Here cooperation has trebled the information that just one or 2 groups could get on their own

Betelgeuse
2005-Feb-24, 09:11 PM
Exciting. How long before earth based and cassini data will be profound enough to discover something astounding about Titan and it's similarities between earth?

Guest
2005-Feb-24, 11:56 PM
great info on Titan from this Observatory also