Huygens has landed on Titan

Holy snot. The first spacecraft to land on a celestial body other than the moon or mars. The Huygens probe landed on Titan today and spewed data for about 5 hours before the battery gave out.
ESA's Huygnes mission page.
One of the descent images shows a network of channels and rivers emptying into a body of liquid. The sensors on Huygens deduced wind speed, atmospheric pressure and the conductivity of Titan's air during its descent. Methane clouds and hydrocarbon rain were also analyzed by an onboard gas chromatograph. A microphone listened for thunder.

Most of the websites have been hammered today. and are hosting severely reduced page sets because their servers are being pummelled into submission by websurfers. The NASA and ESA sites are dead slow too.


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