Friday, December 03, 2004

Huygens at the ready!

The BBC reports that the go-ahead has been given for the Huygens probe attempt insertion onto Titan.

If this means nothing to you, then the short version is that the Cassini spacecraft, launched in 1997, has been flying around Saturn since June. Cassini carries the Huygens probe, that will be released to (hopefully) land on Titan. Titan is the largest moon of Saturn, and the only moon in the Solar System to have an atmosphere.

I must admit to being rather excited!

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