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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 8 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 at an altitude of 8 kilometres with a resolution of 20 metres per pixel. It shows what could be the landing site, with shorelines and boundaries between raised ground and flooded plains.

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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