Success, At Long Last

Cassini is safely in orbit around Saturn, and the pictures and data are flooding in. Here’s a link to the raw image feed.

Back before the Earth cooled (1997), I wrote a column about how anti-nuclear hysterics tried to have Cassini permanently grounded before it was ever launched. It’s a genuine pleasure today to look back at said hysterics and say, in a polite, mature, and understanding manner, “Nyah, nyah! Told you so! Told you so!”