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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....
Huygens, probe, Cassini, Titan, satellite, Saturn,
methane, rain, hydrocarbon, s...
This image depicts the first ever landing of a probe
on the surface of a comet. The lander, called Philae, is part of the European mission
Rosetta, which was finally launched on 2 March 2004. In early 2014, having spent ten
years in space and having ...
Rosetta, probe, comet, nucleus, Philae, 67P,
This is an animation of the Philae probe on the
surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The probe is expected to land on the comet nucleus in November
2014, after being dispatched from the Rosetta mothership in orbit around the comet.
The comet ...
Rosetta, probe, comet, nucleus, Philae, animation,
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...
Saturn, Cassini, Huygens, satellite, landscape, Titan, probe, spacecraft, clouds...
Mars and Opportunity Rover
This image, created for the children's book Universe: Journey Into Deep Space,
imagines one of the Mars Exploration Rovers (Spirit or Opportunity) on the surface of
the Red Planet. It is the future. The rover, having ceased functioning long ago, is
Mars, rover, Opportunity, Spirit, landscape, probe...
A spaceship approaches Titan, Saturn's largest moon, at some time in the future.
Saturn looms in the background. I did the ship from scratch in Photoshop, literally
drew it line by line and then coloured it in. Takes ages, but I think the results
Titan, Saturn, probe, spacecraft, future, gas giant,
Beneath Titan's Veil
Titan is the subject of the Huygens probe, which
reached this Saturnian moon on 14 January 2005. In this image, made before the
encounter, I assumed a landscape sopping with murky, frigid, liquid hydrocarbon seas,
while similar substances rain from t...
planet, gas giant, Saturn, Titan, hydrocarbon, methane, rain, landscape, surface...
Flight Over Titan's Lakes
This computer animation gives us a glimpse of one of the Solar System's largest
natural satellites - Titan, the biggest moon of Saturn. Titan, which is 50% bigger
than our own Moon, was the subject of the Huygens probe in 2005, glimpsed at the end o...
Titan, Saturn, landscape, planet, animation, spacecraft, surface...
Ice Geyser on Triton
When the Voyager 2 probe flew past Neptune (top) in
August 1989, it also imaged its largest moon Triton. The pictures showed that
although Triton's surface is the coldest in the known Solar System at -240 Celsius
(-400 Fahrenheit), it is still volcan...
planet, gas giant, Neptune, Triton, landscape, geyser, satellite, ice giant, rin...
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Pluto Seen From Charon
An artist's impression of the dwarf planet Pluto as it might appear from the surface
of its biggest natural satellite, Charon. The New Horizons probe has revealed that Pluto is a ruddy red colour. In
this depiction, Pluto's phase is new – i.e. the ...
Pluto, Charon, dwarf planet, landscape, moon, satellite...