Saturday, February 7, 2015

Probe Lands on

From the latest happenings in things historical. The article Ten Years on Titan linked below was published 23 days ago in Slate.  The article's author is Phil Plait.

This article describes a ten year anniversary that it truly historic. On January 15, 2005 a probe landed on the moon of another planet for the first time. The moon wasTitan, the largest moon of Saturn.

The video originated from the probe as it was landing.  Explanatory graphics were added.  For example, the atmosphere on Titan is thick enough that a parachute-assisted landing could be and was made.  The parachute animation gives you an idea what the probe looked like as it was going down.

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