Monday, 17 January 2005

Extra-Terrestrial Landscapes

The Cassini-Huygens mission has sent back the first photographs of Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons, as well as tons of data on Saturn itself. This joint project between NASA, ESA and ASI is a fantastic achievement and the media can't get enough of it. Fair enough, they had a software glitch that meant one of the radio antennae didn't work and therefore a significant amount of data was lost but what has come back it still tremendous. I personally find it absolutely amazing that we can send a probe to Titan and the images that are coming back are just fantastic. Apparently, some music was sent with the spacecraft just in case some aliens were to find it. I reckon I'm going to download the music and maybe the ESA screen saver. You can find more information with lots of pictures, sounds, animations at ESA, NASA and ASI.

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