Cassini-Huygens landed on Titan 11 years ago today

January 14th, 2016

On this day in 2005, the Cassini-Huygens Probe successfully landed on Saturn’s moon Titan.


After being released from Cassini on Christmas day, 2004, the Huygens probe entered Titan’s atmosphere on January 14th and landed on the surface almost three hours later.

Huygens transmitted 350 pictures to Earth of the enigmatic moon’s surface.


Cassini-Huygens is one of the most successful scientific missions in history. In addition to being the first probe to directly image the surface of Titan, the Cassini spacecraft continues to provide breathtaking imagery of Saturn and its moons.


Learn more about Cassini-Huygens at the European Space Agency website.

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