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Sunday, January 16, 2005

Titan is like "creme brulee"

...and apparently orange creme brulee at that, under tangerine skies.

But the photo above is amazing... that looks like a coastline.

Also, the Huygens probe is equipped with microphones and recorded this on it's way down. What you're hearing is the sound of wind on another world (!). The place has a sky. Granted, it'd flash freeze your lungs into powder the second you breathed it (it's -290° F), but still it's an atmosphere.

The ESA (the European Space agency is responsible for Huygens) has also released this audio track of radar data of the descent converted to an audio signal... it's funny how it makes interstellar travel sound like the soundtrack from an 8bit game console.