Friday, January 14, 2005

Huygens is plunging!

"It has entered the atmosphere, and entered it correctly," Lo Verda said. "We know the batteries are switched on, the parachute has deployed and it has slowed down sufficiently."

Huygens is the probe from the Cassini Saturn mission that was ejected from the mother ship to plunge and hopefully transmit data from the surface of Saturns largest moon (I think largest in the solar system - almost as big as a planet) for (hopefully) three minutes.

Read also here, at - It hasn't landed yet, but it hopefully will land successfully in the next few hours.

I will update all of you tense fans as the information becomes available.


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