Amazing Landing Video

NASA has put together a movie of the Huygens probe’s landing on Titan! Holy cow! Even before I knew what I was looking at, I was hooked.

This movie, built with data collected during the European Space Agency’s Huygens probe on Jan. 14, 2005, shows the operation of the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer camera during its descent and after touchdown. The camera was funded by NASA.

Here’s NASA’s explanation, but you might just want to go to the video.

Blogger’s note: Since posting this, I have found the original (higher resolution – much clearer) animation on the Arizona State site.

Beware, at 83 mb this is a very large file. I thought it was worth it.

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