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Huygens Landing Site

Date: 30 November 2005
Satellite: Huygens
Copyright: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/USGS

This composite image shows a mosaic of the European Space Agency's Huygens probe landing site, as seen by the descent imager/spectral radiometer on the Huygens probe. The mosaic is overlaid on a Cassini orbiter radar image. The radar image was taken on a 28 October 2005 flyby. The landing site, marked by the red "X," is located at 192.3 degrees west, 10.3 degrees south (southern hemisphere of Titan).

Identifying the landing site allowed scientists to improve their understanding of Titan by comparing localized data that the probe returned with larger-scale observations by the orbiter.

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

Last Update: 14 January 2015

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