Sunday, September 21, 2003

Goodbye Galileo

At 6:57 this morning, the Galileo probe will burn up in Jupiter's atmosphere. It's lasted 14 years, and sent us back some spectacular pictures - including some of us. And it will be sending back scientific data right up until the end...

So, raise a glass to Galileo, and remember how much poorer our understanding of our tiny local patch of the universe would be without it.