January 14, 2005

Ooooooh, shiny!

The surface of Titan.

This image was taken by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe after it landed on one of the moons of Saturn.

The surface of Titan
[Image: ESA/Huygens]

Those things that look like rocks are actually blocks of ice. But we guess that if you lived on a world as cold as Titan (-178C /-289F), rocks would frequently be made out of water.

You can keep up with the progress of the Cassini/Huygens mission, and see more of the Huygens pictures, if you go to the ESA mission site or the NASA mission site. As of Friday afternoon, Pacific time, the ESA site is easier to access.

Posted by Magpie at January 14, 2005 01:54 PM | Shiny Things | TrackBack(1) | Technorati links |

I wonder if they found my luggage there.

Posted by: David Aquarius at January 15, 2005 01:36 AM