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25 kilometers above the surface of Titan

Filed under Huygens, pretty pictures, Titan, amateur image processing, Saturn's moons, art

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25 kilometers above the surface of Titan An artist's conception of Huygens' descent. Finally, at an altitude of 25 kilometers, Huygens' view of the surface became distinctly clearer. The altitude at which the atmosphere cleared was unexpectedly low. Only about 10 percent of the sunlight impinging on the upper atmosphere reaches to this depth.

ESA / NASA / JPL / University of Arizona / René Pascal

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

This image is copyrighted with all rights reserved. Do not reuse in any way without permission.
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