Friday, January 14, 2005

Huygens has landed!
The little lander has made it safely to the surface of Titan. By now it has already been crushed and corroded and no longer works, but it made it to the surface, collected data, and successfully transmitted some of it back. The data is now streaming back via the Cassini mother satellite. This is the culmination of a seven-year voyage and a twenty-year program. The data should keep a whole generation of space scientists busy.

Give that squashed little satellite a big yee-haw.

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