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    Hats off to the ESA

    By now I'm sure all of you have heard about the Huygens probe which has landed on Titon, Saturn's largest moon. I just wanted to say congratulations to the European Space Agency. This is truely a remarkable feat!

    More info: http://slate.msn.com/id/2112180/?GT1=5987

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    http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Cassini-....html#subhead1
    http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Cassini-...QO71Y3E_1.html

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    i know someone who was involved in that project when it was being built here...

    he was rather chuffed that it made it and hadn't broken when it hit the ground.
    Questions are what binds the universe,
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    Wisdom brings more questions -- Horus Kol, 2004 :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by http://slate.msn.com/id/2112180/?GT1=5987
    The trip required a perfect symphony of projections over seven years, so that Cassini would barely miss each orbiting planet. Total distance: 2.2 billion miles.
    One small step for Cassini, another giant step for mankind...
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