Weir: What is this probe of yours supposed to do?
McKay: Well, it's supposed to descend slowly into the atmosphere of a gas giant. The chute opens, the probe separates into two components joined by a tether hundreds of metres long.
Weir: So we should be able to receive telemetry from inside the time dilation field while the other half of the probe is still outside.
McKay: Right. And depending on the variance, we might be able to fly right into the field and rescue Sheppard.
Beckett: Very clever, Rodney!
McKay: Uh, yes, it is. It was actually Zelenka's idea.