(excerpt from post to the Nova Roma mailing list):
...I just was going to remind people that
the Huygens probe will be leaving the bigger Cassini probe to
penetrate Titan's atmosphere and land on the surface in a few weeks.
That large moon of Saturn is certainly shrouded in mystery by the
thick atmosphere so we should all pray to the gods or our particular
god that the mission will be a great success; I'm too impatient to
have to wait another 8 years or more if things don't work out.
Imagine that: seas and rains of liquid hydrocarbons lapping alien
I hope this probe will have the best of success! I'm curious to see what Titan is like, too.