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Have you ever wanted to explore a distant planet? In this exciting album, Titan, Saturn’s biggest moon, is revealed live before our eyes for the first time. In January 2005 the Huygens probe parachuted down from its mother ship, Cassini, through Titan’s murky atmosphere to rest on its mysterious frozen landscape. Equipped with an impressive array of scientific instruments, producing an incredible series of images, scientists now have a glimpse of what Earth may have been like before life evolved. The Cassini-Huygens achievement was humankind’s first landing on a body in the Outer Solar System, and its extraordinary results will be studied in the world’s leading scientific journals for years to come.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

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Track 1: Mission to Titan

An brief introduction to this album.

© The Open University 2009

Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Mission to Titan    An brief introduction to this album. Play now Mission to Titan
2 The Cassini-Huygens Probe    Adam Hart-Davies introduces one of the most ambitious space exploration missions ever launched. Play now The Cassini-Huygens Probe
3 Titan: first glimpse    OU professor John Zarnecki shows the first ever panoramic images of Titan to Adam Hart-Davis. Play now Titan: first glimpse
4 Titan: landing    Scientists watch the probe’s historic journey to Titan with bated breath. Play now Titan: landing
5 Titan: evidence    Scientists explain why Titan holds the key to life on earth. Play now Titan: evidence
6 Titan: revelations    Scientists explain the instruments on board the probe, including one that recorded sound on Titan. Play now Titan: revelations




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