Wednesday, October 08, 2003

galileo: king of night vision

After 14 years of sending incredible pictures, the Galileo probe was finally embraced by the crushing gravity of Jupiter. What’s amazing is that it was powered by the same chip in the ancient computer game Pong. What’s even more amazing are the things it showed us, including proof of an incredibly vast subterranean ocean beneath Europa, one of the moons in the Jovian system.

The Indigo Girls had it right: Galileo, king of insight.


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