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90 kilometers above the surface of Titan

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

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90 kilometers above the surface of Titan An artist's conception of Huygens' descent. The blue color of the sky slowly fades with decreasing distance to the surface, and is replaced by a brownish tint. At this altitude Huygens is still above the layer of complex organic condensate haze, which prevents a clear view down to the surface.

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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