Friday, January 14, 2005

Space News

Apparently the Huygens probe is safely on Titan and transmitting happily. "The probe's landing is the farthest touchdown for any human-built object to... land on another world." says space.com. Very cool!

We're doing some tracking of the probe with the VLBA antennas, as it happens. Some very excited-looking people were starting to arrive last night just as I got off work. (They even brought the array operators t-shirts. I'm attempting not to be jealous.) The data's going to be correlated in Europe, though, so I don't really have anything to do with it, other than having run a few tests. But, hey, I can cheer it on, I guess. Go, Huygens!

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