Titan's surface is marked by broad regions of bright and dark terrain. These include Xanadu, a large, reflective equatorial area about the size of Australia. It was first identified in infrared images from the Hubble Space Telescope in 1994, and later viewed by the Cassini spacecraft. The convoluted region is filled with hills and ...
Based on pictures taken by Cassini at 1,200 km above Titan, the landing site appeared to be a shoreline. Assuming the landing site could be non-solid, Huygens was designed to survive the impact, splash down on a liquid surface on Titan, and send back data for several minutes under these conditions. If that occurred it ...
Jun 13, 2012 ... See amazing photos from the historic Jan. 14, 2005 landing of Europe's Huygens probe on Titan, Saturn's largest moon. ESA's Huygens probe was delivered to Titan by NASA's Cassini.
2205x2092x1. NASA's Cassini spacecraft sees bright methane clouds drifting in the summer skies of Saturn's moon Titan. PIA21615: Northern Summer on Titan Full Resolution: TIFF (2.422 MB) JPEG (124.5 kB). Add Image to Favorite List, 2017-05-09, Titan · Cassini-Huygens, Imaging Science Subsystem, 1121x1123x1.
Jan 21, 2005 ... Titan Images. Titan. This is the first coloured view of Titan's surface, following processing to add reflection spectra data, gives a better indication of the actual colour of the surface. Initially thought to be rocks or ice blocks, they are more pebble-sized. The two rock-like objects just below the middle of the ...
Apr 24, 2017 ... After decades of wondering what lay beneath that puffy, opaque atmosphere, scientists got their first good glimpse of Titan on January 14, 2005, when the European Space Agency's Huygens probe became the first robotic explorer to touch the surface of this smoggy moon and beam back detailed pictures.
Titan first images - slideshow. See some of the first images returned by ESA's Huygens probe during its successful descent to Titan's surface. All Huygens raw images are now available. Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona ...
Sep 15, 2017 ... Parachuting to Titan. Cassini released the Huygens probe to parachute through Titan's atmosphere. As it descended, the probe recorded rivers and deltas carved by methane rain. huygens-PIA08119.jpg. Images taken in four directions as the Huygens probe parachuted through Titan's atmosphere.
Sep 8, 2016 ... NASA's Cassini spacecraft has returned a new batch of images from Saturn's moon Titan, revealing previously unseen features on the surface.