Huygens on the Surface of Titan
The weathered Huygens probe, resting on the surface of icy Titan
Huygens on the Surface of Titan
This image imagines the Huygens probe on the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The probe, which landed on the satellite in January 2005, is shown as it might appear now, having weathered Titan's icy, hydrocarbon-rich climate for several years. This image appeared in Universe: Journey into Deep Space, by Mike Goldsmith and myself.

Title: Huygens on the Surface of Titan

Category: Hardware, Solar System

Medium: Vue, Photoshop

Date: 2011

Client: Kingfisher


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