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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....
Keywords: Huygens, probe, Cassini, Titan, satellite, Saturn, methane, rain, hydrocarbon
The Quiet Sea
This is an impression of the Huygens probe, which touched down on Titan on 14 January 2005. Saturn is shown nearly full (as it appeared when the probe got there) but with a substantial shadow of the ring system on it cast by the Sun. A bit of artisti...
Keywords: Saturn, Cassini, Huygens, satellite, landscape, Titan, probe, spacecraft
Plumes of Enceladus
Enceladus is a mid-sized satellite of Saturn, about 500 km across, known since 1789. In 2005, the Cassini spacecraft discovered that this relatively small world is, surprisingly, geologically active. Geyser-like jets of water were seen spewing from t...
Keywords: Enceladus, Saturn, geyser, volcanism, planet, gas giant, satellite