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Originally posted by Jehosephat
THorgod of thunder
As far as I know there are over 300 images that have been recorded and recived. One of the first images released was the one with what appeared as river deltas in a false orange color. This was one that was posted on CNN.
It is possible that they removed the false color image because it wasn't accurate
Surface temprature of titan is around -178°C (-289°F) great for methene baths
Originally posted by Opus
Any one know what the ground temperature is where it landed ??
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
Im not sure but we did lose a bunch of information due to the fact that Cassini has to relay the information to earth. When Cassini is on the other side of Titan there was no way to pic up the data Huygens is sending out at that time.
Like someone mentioned before we can detect Huygens signal all the way from earth but its to weak to get any data out of it, its pretty much just a heart beat to prove its still alive and transmitting.
Originally posted by UnMature
Alright a few questions. First, aren't our scientists working at NASA smart enough to set a 'transmit timer' or something so that Hyugens wouldn't transmit until Cassini was able to recieve the information? I doubt they would have it transmitting valuble data just into the void of space.
Second, what is the expected operational life of Hyugens.
Third, Was this a joing effort between NASA and the European Space Agency. I read on CNN that this was 'an amazing feat for the ESA'....I thought Cassini was a NASA project...any clarification would be much appreciated.
Originally posted by zamphir66
Cassini is a NASA project, but Huygens is an ESA project. The probe was designed to last for three hours at most, which it did. Cassini was oriented in such a way to take maximum advantage of that communication window. However, due to orbital geometry conditions beyond the control of NASA, if the probe had lasted very much longer than 3 hours, then the data would not have reached the orbiter.
In other words, Huygens is already deceased.
Originally posted by onlyinmydreams
Earlier today I was flipping through a variety of online articles about Titan when I saw one pic, taken from several kms above the surface, that showed part of a 'river basin' that had a few white circles on its banks. There were two circles, in particular, that were right next to each other.
I wanted to ask ATS about this at the time... but couldn't do to my real-world schedule. Now, however, I can't find that shot. Does anyone else know what I am talking about (and, no, this wasn't the now famous shot that has the island that looks like manhatten in it)?
Though the most rational explanation for the circles is that they are craters left over from meteorite strikes... haven't these photos proven that Titan is geologically active (rivers, waves, wind, etc)? Shouldn't any craters have been evened out?
Originally posted by ThorGodOfThunder
"One image that NASA posted on its site was taken down immediatly. And the ESA (i think thats what they are abbreviated as) refuses to post the image on their website"
I was in ventrilo talking to several of my friends, working on one of our game servers, etc... so a bit of time passed since i first read it, I would guess maybe 20 minutes or so. I told one member about that weird statement, and that I was curious as to what they actually found.
Well to make a long story short, I went back to CNN.com, and that same preview for the article was there, but was missing all the verbage about the "missing image"
So, my question is, has anyone heared about this "missing image" and what the hell it was....
Originally posted by Chakotay
Originally posted by Chakotay
Anybody independently processing the raw feeds?
Here's a raw image dump. It isn't raw data, but any missing images should be in here.