First images from Titan
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First images from Titan

14/01/2005 10425 views 35 likes
ESA / Science & Exploration / Space Science / Cassini-Huygens

This raw image was returned by the ESA Huygens DISR camera after the probe descended through the atmosphere of Titan.

It shows the surface of Titan with what could be ice blocks strewn around. The size and distance of the blocks will be determined when the image is properly processed.

First images from Titan
First images from Titan

This is one of the first raw images returned by the ESA Huygens probe during its successful descent. It was taken from an altitude of 16.2 kilometres with a resolution of approximately 40 metres per pixel. It apparently shows short, stubby drainage channels leading to a shoreline.

First images from Titan
First images from Titan

This is one of the first raw images returned by the ESA Huygens probe during its successful descent. It was taken at an altitude of 8 kilometres with a resolution of 20 metres per pixel. It shows what could be the landing site, with shorelines and boundaries between raised ground and flooded plains.

Image credit: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

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