Where will people find Huygens touchdown latest news?

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Where will people find Huygens touchdown latest news?

Post by Boldra » Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:00 pm

Where will other astronomy nuts be watching for news of the Huygens touchdown tomorrow?

Will people be watching the NASA TV web feed with it's 15 hours of special coverage? (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/)

Will people be watching the ESA Huygens website(http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Cassini-Huygens/index.html) or the NASA Cassini-Huygens website(http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.cfm)? (I find the NASA site seems to be more up-to-date)

Will people be posting here? Another astronomy board or news group?

space.com? Yahoo astronomy chat? slashdot?

Of course, I trust all the best pics will turn up on APOD eventually, but I'm too impatient. I'm betting tomorrows APOD will instead be the winner of the planetary society's art contest: http://www.planetary.org/saturn/artcontest_en.html

BMAONE

Post by BMAONE » Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:09 pm


BMAONE

Post by BMAONE » Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:11 pm

http://esa.capcave.com/esa/cassinihuygens/
THIS SITE WILL CARRY MPEG FILES OF THE EVENT

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Post by makc » Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:30 pm

with just a hour prior to landing, I have 404 on every WMV "low" versions.

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Post by Boldra » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:33 pm

makc wrote:with just a hour prior to landing, I have 404 on every WMV "low" versions.
On the ESA control room webcam? I got a "server not found"

NASA TV is working fine for me. Don't get too excited though, there won't be any pictures for at least a couple of hours yet.

This chick: http://planetary.org/news/2005/huygens_blog.html is also posting info while its fresh, but she's not writing much.

So far: Green Bank has picked up Huygens' carrier signal. This indicates Huygens has already entered the atmosphere and ejected its heat sheild. There's not nearly as much that can go wrong now.

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Post by crosscountry » Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:31 pm

pictures will be here soon.


this is so AWSOME!!!

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Post by Boldra » Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:00 am

For the record, none of the links I found were much good, the best solution turned out to be IRC. I was very disappointed that NASA had the pictures on its website before ESA, and that neither website handled the load properly.

In the end, the best place to get the new pictures turned out to be [url]irc://freenode/space[/url]. The people on the irc channel got hold of the raw DISR images and had them displayed and had amateur analysis long before ESA had fixed its website. There's collection of some of the processed and raw pictures at http://anthony.liekens.net/index.php/Main/Huygens

Someone needs to tell ESAs webmaster about bittorrent before they have another PR event.

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Post by crosscountry » Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:25 pm

thanks, the second link was great.

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Post by makc » Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:47 pm

some direct links:
:arrow: http://planetary.org/news/2005/images/h ... norama.jpg
:arrow: http://esamultimedia.esa.int/images/cas ... cture3.jpg
:arrow: http://anthony.liekens.net/titan/titan_panorama.jpg
:arrow: http://anthony.liekens.net/titan/mosaic2.jpg

haven't seen there are raw images, but, they say "people on irc had played with raw images", while it looks like they didn't... all that aliasing and noise and blur... I'd say they caould be 50% better (look, for example, how no-good is ESA's jpeg compared to Anthony's panorama), but that's not a limit.