Landing on Titan

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Prof. John Zarnecki: 

On December 25th 2004, the Huygens probe successfully separated from its Cassini mothership and 22 days later it successfully landed on the surface of Titan. John Zarnecki's 'Surface Science Package' collected over 3.5 hours of data from the distant moon, which nevertheless all fitted on a single floppy disk. For his work on the Huygens probe as a whole, in 2005 John Zarnecki won the Sir Arthur Clarke Award for individual achievement.

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