January 17, 2005

Friday night's TV coverage of Huygens was a real disappointment, partly because there was, at the time, really much nothing to add to the initial images, but mostly because it was presented by Adam Hart-Davis. I mean, I'm sure that he's a nice bloke really, but he makes me want to pluck my eyeballs out and stuff them into my ears.

Frankly, even today the pictures aren't much to look at. Massively significant and informative scientifically speaking, I'm sure, but if you mixed them up with a bunch of Mars pictures, I'd be hard pressed to tell which was which.

The audio wasn't any more exciting. I suspect that it'll be a while before the good stuff starts to come out, when the scientists have had a chance to do some interpretation.

Update: I take it all back - these are lovley.

Posted to Science and technology by Simon Brunning at January 17, 2005 01:43 PM
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