Thursday, July 31, 2008

Naked Science: Deep Space Probes

Robotic Space Probes have opened a whole new frontier for Mankind. Follow the construction, journey, and eventual arrival of the two biggest Probe missions ever to be launched into the heavens: the Cassini-Huygens Mission and the Mars Exploration Rovers. Both reached their destinations in 2004 – one mission was to explore Mars in our planetary backyard, whilst the other was to travel across the solar system to the ringed planet Saturn and its mysterious moon Titan. Probes come in varied forms. Some are built to fly great distances past planets and moons collecting data, some are designed to orbit like giant satellites, and some are programmed to actually land and probe the surface and atmosphere of another planet.


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