May 4, 2006

huygens: not just for diffraction anymore

this has been a good week for nasa, as far as dazzling graphics go (actually, i guess a lot of weeks are like that at nasa).
this is a nifty little movie that glombs together a bunch of mission data collected as the huygens' probe of the cassini mission was decending to the surface of titan, saturn's most obstreperous moon. they also went through the touble of adding in sciencey beeps, whistles, and windchime noises (there might be a casio keyboard in there too), so that we know that its for real. captivating.