Titan seen from Huygens, first raw image

Titan seen from Huygens, first raw image

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Credit: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY/DLR/FU BERLIN, G. NEUKUM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Titan, Saturn's largest moon, as seen by the spaceprobe Huygens during its successful descent on January 14th 2005. This is one of the first raw images that were returned by Huygens. It was taken from an altitude of about 16km with a resolution of about 40m per pixel. It apparently shows short, stubby drainage channels leading to a shoreline.

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