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Friday, January 14, 2005

Huygens Lands on Titan

Radio telescopes in the U.S. have confirmed that the Huygens probe is functional, that it entered the atmosphere of Titan, and that is appears to have landed. It won't be too long before we receive the data from its sister ship, Cassini. NASA has a Cassini-Huygens page that contains the latest information. I'm really looking forward to finding out what the probe has taught us about one of the most interesting and mysterious places in our solar system. For those of you wondering what a "Titan" is, it's a moon of Saturn that is actually bigger than the planets Mercury and Pluto.

Update! NASA is expecting the first pictures in about a half hour (1:45 P.M. U.S. Central time).

Update #2! The first picture has been released, showing what appears to be a shoreline on Titan from the height of 16 kilometers.

Update #3! Even more pictures on NASA's Cassini-Huygens page.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Mozilla 1.8a6 Released

The Mozilla team has released the sixth and final alpha build of Mozilla 1.8. The next release will be 1.8 beta. From this branch, Thunderbird 1.1 and Firefox 1.1 will be created. I upgraded today and it seems a bit snappier than 1.8a5. You can read the release notes and download a build for Windows, Linux, or Mac OSX. 1.8a5 was remarkably stable for me for an alpha build. Just remember that this is bleeding edge, still-in-development software.

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