Huygens Probe Delivers Data From Saturnian Moon

The call from Titan is clear, technical problems were minor

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A 360-degree view from the Huygens probe 8 km from the surface of Titan shows a plateau [center] near the landing site. Huygens touched down at the far right of the image, which is thought to be a drainage channel. The white streaks are thought to be a gr

18 January 2005—European and American scientists last Saturday morning unveiled the very first scientific results sent back from the Huygens Titan probe following its triumphant landing on Saturn’s largest moon. Though bleary-eyed from their all-night vigil, the scientists gave a presentation that delighted a crowd of journalists and staff assembled at the European Space Agency’s Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

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Top Tech 2023: A Special Report

These two dozen technical projects should make significant advances in the coming year

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Top Tech 2023: A Special Report
Edmon DeHaro

Each January, the editors of IEEE Spectrum offer up some predictions about technical developments we expect to be in the news over the coming year. You’ll find a couple dozen of those described in the following special report. Of course, the number of things we could have written about is far higher, so we had to be selective in picking which projects to feature. And we’re not ashamed to admit, gee-whiz appeal often shaped our choices.

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