A couple of weeks ago I was lamenting the apparent loss of information from the Huygens probe on Titan. Well lo and behold, we get this today:
U.S. and European researchers are lauding the effectiveness of a network of ground-based telescopes that has apparently salvaged a wind experiment feared lost during a mission to the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan.
Astronomers were able to use a global group of radio telescopes and a simple signal tone bleated by Europe’s Huygens probe during its Jan. 14 Titan landing to determine the moon’s wind characteristics.
That is pretty dang cool. I’d still like to see more pictures than what we apparently got. Titan’s a pretty funky place apparently.