A Cautious Man
July 02, 2004
A Nice Little Place in the Stars
I was aimlessly flipping between cable news channels about 11:00 p.m. the other night. I'm not sure why, since the choices included Bill O'Reilly in another Michael Moore diatribe and CNN providing an outlet for "legal experts" on the Scott Peterson trial. Suddenly, on CNN, they switched to a live anchor, over in Australia or somewhere like that, for coverage of the Cassini spacecraft entering orbit around Saturn. It was refreshing to see live news coverage of an actual event, that actually provided information.
I didn't stay up for the first live pictures, but those and more are being provided online at the official website of the Cassini mission to Saturn. The whole thing is very cool, and I'm going to keep checking back there.