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First Images from Titan

First Images from Titan


Date: 13 January 2005
Satellite: Huygens
Depicts: Titan's surface from an altitude of 16.2 kilometres
Copyright: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

This is one of the first raw images returned by the ESA Huygens probe during its successful descent. It was taken from an altitude of 16.2 kilometres with a resolution of approximately 40 metres per pixel. It apparently shows short, stubby drainage channels leading to a shoreline.

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

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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