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Science Notes

Cassini-Huygens Arrives at Saturn

When I wrote Clash Over Cassini, 2004 felt very far away. But the years have slipped past in a relentless march. Now, at last, Cassini-Huygens has arrived at Saturn. And I'm pleased to add another successful nuclear-powered space mission with no plutonium-related injuries or deaths to the list of such peaceful uses. Not that real-world experience will calm the speculative fears of anti-nuclear activists.

In December, the Huygens probe is intended to separate from the main vehicle in preparation for a descent currently scheduled to take place on January 15, 2005.

Wow...that feels like such a long time from now!

Psion on 2004-07-01 12:16:40

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