Cassini probe at Saturn... (warning -- large images!)

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I mean ILx. Someone show me some pictures already.

Dominique (dleone), Friday, 14 January 2005 19:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm just getting a 'switching live' image, is there any actual coverage yet?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 14 January 2005 19:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

Okay, I see the ESA control room and a bunch of people standing around waiting...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 14 January 2005 19:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yay, a promo video!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 14 January 2005 19:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

Man, I can't see anything. Crap. :(

Yr3k (dymaxia), Friday, 14 January 2005 19:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

Oh wait, here we go...a very proper German is saying something proper.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 14 January 2005 19:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

I don't want to see people applauding an image, I want the image!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 14 January 2005 19:56 (9 years ago) Permalink

Whoa -- okay, that first one is already sweet! Rivers and maybe an ocean!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 14 January 2005 19:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

Fucking fuck, though, the talking head hoohah is lame. The dude speaking French is cool, though.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 14 January 2005 20:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

Dudes, I should say.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 14 January 2005 20:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

Okay, that's it for now, but I believe there will be a further report in two hours time. Darn, I'll be on the desk again! Oh well, at least I'll see some video.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 14 January 2005 20:04 (9 years ago) Permalink

On the ground:

Higher up than the midrange shot:

More photos and reports soon.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 14 January 2005 21:53 (9 years ago) Permalink

JPL's site is getting swamped at the moment, but http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Cassini-Huygens/index.html is OK

Gator Magoon (Chris Barrus), Friday, 14 January 2005 22:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

Listen to Titan! Specifically the atmosphere, more details here.

A 360 view from about 8 kilometers up.

A smaller section of same:

And the first color ground image.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 15 January 2005 15:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

Sounds of an alien world (sort of).

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Saturday, 15 January 2005 15:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

But but but I just linked that page!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 15 January 2005 15:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

Oh. Duh. Sorry.

Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Saturday, 15 January 2005 16:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

if there isn't a tangerine sea and marmalade sky in these photos I am gonna be so disappointed

I guess you can say you weren't disappointed!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 17 January 2005 04:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

Okay, first press conference held about going over the findings, more here.

Another view of that 'coastline' area:

ihttp://esamultimedia.esa.int/images/cassini_huygens/huygens_land/press_release_050120/HRICoastLineMoasic_H.jpg

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 21 January 2005 15:38 (9 years ago) Permalink

human exploration at this level is so cool.

Ste (Fuzzy), Friday, 21 January 2005 15:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

Oh MAN.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 21 January 2005 16:12 (9 years ago) Permalink


Whoa. That second .mp3 gave me a headache. That would make a great psychological terror instrument.

Yr3k (dymaxia), Friday, 21 January 2005 16:13 (9 years ago) Permalink

xpost - Still, given the circumstances, this is as reasonable a self-consolation as any:

"In total, the core of our team has invested something like 80 man years on this experiment, 18 of which are mine," Atkinson wrote. "I think right now the key lesson is this — if you're looking for a job with instant and guaranteed success, this isn't it."

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 21 January 2005 16:14 (9 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...
Titan!

The 440km-wide circular feature resembles a large crater or part of a ringed basin, either of which could have been formed when a comet or asteroid tens of km in size slammed into Titan. This is the first impact feature identified in radar images of Titan. (Image: Nasa/JPL)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 17 February 2005 17:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...
This movie of the approach to/from Dione is incredible:

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/videos/video-details.cfm?videoID=99

Lingbertt, Wednesday, 19 October 2005 06:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

Incredible is right. That is genuinely astonishing.

Bill A (Bill A), Wednesday, 19 October 2005 09:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

UK people: Horizon tonight, 9pm, BBC2.

robster (robster), Thursday, 20 October 2005 10:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...
Damn.


Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 19:11 (9 years ago) Permalink

More recently.


Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 16 November 2005 19:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...
Oceans on Enceladus, perhaps. Another report here. It's big stuff...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 11 March 2006 02:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
A Huygens descent movie has been made available, along with new Titan images:


Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 5 May 2006 19:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

DUNE...


...s on the surface.

DOQQUN (donut), Friday, 5 May 2006 19:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

neat!

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 5 May 2006 19:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

METHANE RAIN

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 5 May 2006 19:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

A Secret Report From Within the Guild

Titan's all cold and stuff!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 5 May 2006 19:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

haha
REALLY COLD!

I was kind of disappointed about "earth-like" comparisons in the narrative. Dudes, it's METHANE RAIN and -180 degrees. It ain't earth. (OR IS IT??)

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Friday, 5 May 2006 19:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

How dare you be critical of the off-world colonies.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 5 May 2006 19:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

don't make me start talking about Battlestar Galactica.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Friday, 5 May 2006 19:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

Dudes, it's METHANE RAIN and -180 degrees. It ain't earth. (OR IS IT??)

It's ROCHESTER, NY!

DOQQUN (donut), Friday, 5 May 2006 19:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

NOIZEMOON

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 5 May 2006 20:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ooh pretty. Good of Penn Jillette to do the narration too.

robster (robster), Friday, 5 May 2006 21:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

9 months pass...
a movie of cassini crossing the ring plane

Lingbert, Saturday, 3 March 2007 19:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6908190.stm

another moon, only 2km in diam. are these really worth classing as moons i ask yer. Aren't they just spin-offs from the ring of rocks?

Ste, Friday, 20 July 2007 15:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

Well but they're special rocks.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 21 July 2007 00:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

special as in olympics?

StanM, Saturday, 21 July 2007 00:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Images coming in from yesterday's close flyby of Iapetus

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 00:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 00:06 (7 years ago) Permalink

these are kind of creepy.

31g, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 02:40 (7 years ago) Permalink


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