The Null Device

For the annals of heroic failures

Spare a thought for David Atkinson, the University of Idaho scientist who spent 18 years of his life designing an experiment for the Huygens space probe, only to watch it all go pear-shaped in the depths of space because some rocket scientist forgot to turn his experiment on. Oops!

I don't know about you, but were I the genius who made the mistake, I'd be looking for somewhere very safe to hide right now.

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