The Death Star... Or...
When I think about this subject my brain almost explodes with excitement. This has been a bad week for trying to finish a short film. First Macworld, now the Huygens probe falls into Titan. I've been meaning to write about this all week but I can't handle it, my fingers are buzzing and my brain is having spasms. Anyway, I just have to be careful about what links I follow at the Nasa site, because its the most addictive site in the world. It has blown my mind many times over. I once spent more then 2 days straight on that site, with no sleep.

The have some of the craziest stuff you'll ever see on that site! It'll turn you insane. Not just 3D photos FROM MARS! Did you know the Russians put a robot with Skiis on Mars because they didn't know what the surface was like? Man, I haven't even made a dent into the content of that website!

Another basic example, that nice little photo of the Death Star you are looking at above, that is not the Death Star. That is Mimas, a moon that orbits Saturn! Watch your head boys! I came across that ages ago, but forgot about it. I came across it again just the other day, and of course it blew my mind again. Don't ever forget stuff like that! Or it will you get you! The thought that I can forget something like that scares me silly.

I watched Nasa TV live when they put Cassini into orbit around Saturn and that was about 6 months ago I think. I thought it would feel like forever before they finally released Huygens, but luckily in Jimmerish time it was only a few weeks. They released the probe on Christmas day, which is kinda funny because wasn't the botched Mars Polar lander landing on xmas day? and didn't the spirit rover bounce on mars on xmas day a year ago or was that the not so bouncy Beagle 2?

Anyway, three weeks later it is now less then 2 hours away from landing or crashing onto Titan. So I've been watching the ESA's broadcast of the event, mirrored on Nasa TV, while watching the cricket and trying to edit a short film.

Its on a 67 minute delay though because Cassini, which is relaying the data from Huygens, is unfortunatly 1.2 billion miles away. So if you know the score already, don't tell me.

I'm pretty sure that something will go wrong, there just has to be something, there are far too many variables. The ESA's probe record isn't exactly amazing.

Space?!! 1.2 BILLION miles???? aaahhh! my brain is hurting. Just think about it if you dare!