Saturday, January 15, 2005

Titan Of An Achievemnt

It has been a little over a month since I have posted anything here. Not because there was nothing to write about, infact there are too many, but because of a lot of changes. Change in geographic location, change of vocation, change of weather being some of them! Although there is a lot to say, the most exciting thing right now is the successful landing of the Huygens space-craft on Saturn's moon, Titan.

The sheer challenge involved in achieveing something like that is mindboggling. I do not myself have a full understanding of the problems that have to be overcome to accomplish the feat,but I guess they must be huge. When it was launched in 1997, when I was just starting out in my undergrad years, I wondered if the spacecraft would ever reach saturn, and if it did, will it enter into saturns orbit after successfully crossing the rings.

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