New results from Titan and Mars


Artistic composite (not to scale) of Mars (left) and Titan (right).

New findings from the Huygens and Mars Express missions will be announced today, at a press conference in ESA Paris, coinciding with a number of scientific papers online today in Nature and Science. Presentations and images will be available after 16:00 CET on

The presentations include a set of new wide-ranging results from the Huygens probe's two-and-a-half hour descent and landing, part of the extraordinary NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and its moons.

At the same time, ESA's Mars Express mission is continuing its investigations of Mars, painting a new picture of the 'Red Planet'. This includes the first-ever probing below the surface of Mars, new geological clues with implications for the climate, newly-discovered surface and atmospheric features and, above all, traces of the presence of water ice on this world.

Source: Eurekalert & others

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