Titan Touchdown (Video)

NASA/ESA/JPL-Caltech2015-01-01

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The European Huygens probe traveled to Saturn with NASA's Cassini spacecraft and landed on Titan in 2005.

On Jan. 14, 2005, ESA's Huygens probe made its descent to the surface of Saturn's hazy moon, Titan. Carried to Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Huygens made the most distant landing ever on another world, and the only landing on a body in the outer solar system. This video uses actual images taken by the probe during its two-and-a-half hour fall under its parachutes.

Huygens was a signature achievement of the international Cassini-Huygens mission, which will conclude on Sept. 15, 2017, when Cassini plunges into Saturn's atmosphere.

Credit: NASA/ESA/JPL-Caltech

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  • Title: Titan Touchdown (Video)
  • Creator: NASA/ESA/JPL-Caltech
  • Date Created: 2015-01-01
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