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Huygens View of Titan from Five Altitudes

Date: 05 May 2006
Satellite: Huygens
Depicts: DISR images of Titan taken during the descent
Copyright: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

These images of Titan were taken by the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer (DISR) on board the Huygens probe, during its descent to Titan's surface on 14 January 2005. The views from the probe, in the four cardinal directions (West, North, East, South), were taken at 5 different altitudes (top to bottom): 150 km, 30 km, 8 km, 1.5 km and 300 m.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project between NASA, ESA and Italy's ASI space agency.

Last Update: 09 January 2017

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