Huygens


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Huy·gens

(hoy'genz),
Christian, Dutch physicist, 1629-1695. See: Huygens ocular, Huygens principle.
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The rock-like objects imaged by Huygens are not the silicate rocks scattered all over Earth.
Huygens acted as an intermediary, passing along to Ban a French poem with the instructions to set it to music.
The research in this project has been financed through the GoForGo project by the Physical Sciences council of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), while the CPU hours of Huygens were granted by the Netherlands National Computing Facilities Foundation (NCF).
Testing was tricky: the nearest effort was throwing a duplicate Huygens out of a hot air balloon 20,000 feet above Sweden.
Cassini and Huygens are products of NASA's historic collaboration with the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.
Huygens is thought to have landed on a surface with the consistency of compacted snow, but made from frozen hydrocarbons.
Signals from Huygens indicated it had landed on a surface with the consistency of compacted snow, but made from frozen hydrocarbons.
Newton considered light to be of a particular nature, while his contemporary, Christian Huygens, considered it to be a wave phenomenon (similar to sound waves).
For example, in one anecdote the Standholder-King, William III (1650--1702), and his secretary, Constantijn Huygens Jr.
Erick van Egeraat was asked to design a new building that would extend the existing Huygens Laboratories and unify the surrounding blocks.
In 1655, the Dutch scientist, Christaan Huygens, discovered that these "ears" were actually a ring.
It was only 340 years ago that Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens pioneered the use of pendulums in clocks, and knotted our duodena forever.