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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, s...

Philae
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 ...
Keywords: Rosetta, probe, comet, nucleus, Philae, 67P, Churyumov-Gerasimenko...

Philae Lander
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 ...
Keywords: Rosetta, probe, comet, nucleus, Philae, animation, 67P, Churyumov-Gerasimenko...

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, 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 s...
Keywords: Mars, rover, Opportunity, Spirit, landscape, probe...

Titan Arrival
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 alw...
Keywords: Titan, Saturn, probe, spacecraft, future, gas giant, satellite, ring...

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...
Keywords: 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...
Keywords: 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...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, Neptune, Triton, landscape, geyser, satellite, ice giant, rin...

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 ...
Keywords: Pluto, Charon, dwarf planet, landscape, moon, satellite...

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