huygens : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n Dutch physicist who first formulated the wave theory of light (1629-1695)
- Chris McKay in Space Ref (press release)
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,...
- Jean-Jacques Dordain in Wired News
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...
- Orlando Figueroa in USA Today
Cassini-Huygens is the most sophisticated scientific spacecraft launched to the planets,Figueroa said.