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When Huygens Met Titan


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Huygens probe descent

This still image is from an animation that re-creates the final descent of ESA's Huygens probe as it landed on Titan on Jan. 14, 2005, after it was dropped off by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Credit: ESA and ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

Eight years ago, the European Space Agency's Huygens bounced, slid, and wobbled its way to rest on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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