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90 kilometers above the surface of Titan
Filed under Huygens, pretty pictures, Titan, amateur image processing, Saturn's moons, art
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
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Original image data dated on or about January 14, 2005
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