Monday, December 27, 2004

Countdown to Mystery Moon Begins

"After hitching a ride on the back of NASA's Cassini orbiter for seven years through more than 2 billion miles of space, the European Space Agency's Huygens space probe is finally stepping out on its own.

Mission controllers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena plan to cut the 700-pound probe loose from Cassini Friday evening, initiating a 21-day free-fall that will end with Huygens crashing into the surface of Saturn's mysterious moon Titan."

Mysterious Saturn Moon Titan set to be explored by the CASSINI Probe