21 September 2017

Ode to Cassini - Huygens

O Cassini - Huygens!
Marvel of modern science
Traveller of the final frontier
Seven years to reach the destination
Of the gas giant Saturn!
On a dark, deep and mysterious track
Slingshotting Venus and Jupiter
To gain velocity hither
Masursky, Enceledus and Titan on the way
Discovering what lies underneath and array
Twenty two times with much rigour
through the rings and into the plumes of vapour
Plunging finally into depths unknown
To prevent contamination of the watery moons!
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