posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 08:38 AM
Even if they didn't see what they expected to see, hopefully they still got data.
The jury is still out, though as to whether or not it went as expected.
Don't forget, the primary science is not done by "looking at the plume in visible light". There are many other scientific instruments on board to
collect data other than what can be seen.
But even if they didn't get the result they expected, in science it's not important to get the result you expect -- in fact many scientific
breakthroughs come from getting unexpected results. The DATA is more important. As long as they got data to analyze, the "result" will be
discerned from that data...
...however, if they didn't get good data, someone will be in trouble.
[edit on 10/9/2009 by Soylent Green Is People]