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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Huygens' Descent to Titan

Filed under Huygens, pretty pictures, Titan, Saturn's moons

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Huygens' Descent to Titan This picture is a composite of 30 images from ESA's Huygens probe. They were taken from an altitude varying from 13 kilometers down to 8 kilometers when the probe was descending towards its landing site. The images have a resolution of about 20 meters per pixel and cover an area extending out to 30 kilometers.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / ESA / University of Arizona

Original image data dated on or about January 14, 2005.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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MrFactor: 11/05/2013 02:53 CST

Can we get some color pics. I understand thatthese probed go billions of miles, but we have the capability to bring about vivid color images. Human beings see in color. With color phyotos, we'd be able to discern the differences between land masses and whatever liquids are present on Titan. I appreciate what hs been donw this far.

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