2005年01月14日

Eat your heart out Galileo, Cassini and Huygens!

A river of dreams that is running directly to the shoreline of a large ocean. What is it made of? I can't wait to find out! This is a picture taken by a the Huygens probe 16.2 km from the surface of Titan, a moon of Saturn.

This is the first look at a world that has been shrouded in the unknown. Titan has an atmosphere that is only slightly denser than that of the Earth's atmosphere. Instead of oxygen, however, it is primarily based on methane. For centuries, this layer of cloud has made the surface of Titan impossible to view from telescopes or far-reaching satellites. Galileo, Cassini, and Huygens... eat your heart out!

Stay tuned at the ESA and JPL websites.

January 14, 2005 11:33 PM