Friday, January 14, 2005

Titan Transmissions

Huygens is sending via Cassini the first pictures from Saturn's moon Titan. Amazing. Its the furthest people from Earth have ever landed a spacecraft. The mission is an incredible success. Stuff like this gives me hope for mankind.

BTW, the "spacecraft is named after two astronomers. Saturn is famous for its ring system. Huygens was the first astronomer to correctly identify that the object around Saturn was a ring system. Before Huygens' explanation, astronomers were not clear as to what these things were around the planet. Another astronomer, Cassini, is credited for discovering the famous gap in the rings of Saturn." (from


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