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#OTD in 2005, @esa's Huygens probe descended to the surface of Titan as part of the @CassiniSaturn mission.

I wasn't working for ESA at the time, but happily took part in an inadvertent experiment in public engagement that took place that day.

@esa @CassiniSaturn IIRC, as imaging data arrived back from Saturn, they were transferred from @esaoperations to the DISR camera team at @uarizona via ftp.

The ftp account was public & unpassworded, & details of its existence leaked on to the internet.

@esa @CassiniSaturn @esaoperations @uarizona Like many, I went on to the ftp account & downloaded images as they arrived. They were raw & uncalibrated as below, & Huygens was spinning, so it wasn't clear (at least to my untrained eye) that they were showing valleys, channels, & flood plains.

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Hi everyone! :) I'm Ute (pronounced like “Oohter” with the emphasis on the first syllable. Equivalents are Audrey in English, Aude/Odette in French), and first of all I would like to thank @Taraustralis for the privilege of letting me host “People of Space” this week!
@Taraustralis Another special thank you goes to my direct predecessors, @marmatheghost and @martinesrymd, for their great contributions! Both have inspired some of the things I intend to talk about over the next 7 days.
@Taraustralis @MarmaTheGhost @martinesrymd Tara created @people_of_space so people from all walks of life could talk about their passion to a larger audience. Her intention will in fact also be this week’s motto: “Space is for Everyone”.
Welcome aboard; enjoy the ride! :)
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By this time in two weeks I will be a guest on the Weekly Space Hangout as a guest thanks to the @wshcrew who invited me…
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I am really honoured and I want to tell my story as it relates to space journalism. It all started in 2012 with my obsession with bi-lobed comets and how I thought they came about. Especially in regards to comet 103P Hartley 2 pictured right.
My obsession shifted to the Flagship class mission #Rosetta going to #67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. I was led to the Rosetta Blog,
where many theories came up in the blog comment threads - Especially comments from @scute1133 regarding "stretch theory"
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