January 14th, 2005

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Huygens made it!

The Huygens probe landed safely on Titan! Keep checking back on the following site for the new images as they are released:

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Cassini-Huygens/index.html

There's something especially cool about those drainage channels and shorelines. Sure, we saw the same thing on Mars, but Titan's are probably active, not mere relics. Granted, the seas on Titan are apparently made of liquid methane, so it's not likely to become a great windsurfing destination anytime soon, but to land on another moon or planet and find something other than dry rocks is a new thing in the space program so far. Go international space team!