huygens huygens


  • (n) Dutch physicist who first formulated the wave theory of light (1629-1695)




  1. "The rain on Titan is just a slight drizzle, but it rains all the time, day in, day out. It makes the ground wet and muddy with liquid methane. This is why the Huygens probe landed with a splat. It landed in methane mud," said Christopher McKay,...
    on Jul 27, 2006 By: Chris McKay Source: Space Ref (press release)

  2. "We have a signal, meaning that we know that Huygens is alive, so the dream is alive," said an ESA director general Jean-Jacques Dordain. "Alive for time enough to say certainly this is an engineering success, and we shall see later this...
    on Jan 13, 2005 By: Jean-Jacques Dordain Source: Wired News

  3. "Cassini-Huygens is the most sophisticated scientific spacecraft launched to the planets," Figueroa said.
    on Jun 11, 2004 By: Orlando Figueroa Source: USA Today

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