News just in of the information gathered from the Cassini/Huygens probe's landing on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. [Hat tip Stephen Hicks]
The Cassini/Huygens mission is a magnificent achievement with potentially huge scientific spin-offs -- ballistically it would be like trying to land a model plane on top of a small insect that is presently sitting on the other side of the world, and then sending back data and photos of the experience. (That's one photo, right, of Saturn and two -- yes, two -- of her moons, taken from the Cassini space-craft.) And now the information is being processed...
Read here about the description and achievements of the project I attended earlier this year given by Bob Mitchell, head of the Cassini/Huygen mission, which also contains a libertarian meditation on space exploration.
[UPDATE: Post amended to fix my mistaken reporting. I should have just quoted Stephen Hicks: "The Huygens probe has landed on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and here are the latest reports."]
Linked Article: New View of Titan: Strong Winds, Soft Ground and Lightning
Linked Post: Space: still the final frontier