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Fraser
2005-Sep-12, 04:44 PM
SUMMARY: It's been a 7-year journey, but now it's almost over; Huygens will detach from Cassini on December 25th. On January 14th, it'll reach Titan and plunge into the moon's thick clouds and parachute down to its surface. It'll be transferring data back to Cassini for the whole journey, and if it survives the landing, it'll be able to send back data for an additional 2 hours until Cassini moves out of range. If everything goes well, scientists will get new insights into Titan's unique environment, which could be similar to the Earth's early history.

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