Status Report

Huygens’ View From Ten Kilometres High Above Titan

By SpaceRef Editor
January 17, 2005
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This picture is a composite of 30 images from ESA’s Huygens probe. They were taken from an altitude varying from 13 kilometres down to 8 kilometres when the probe was descending towards its landing site. View all raw images.

At that stage of its descent, Huygens was dropping almost vertically with a speeed of about 5 metres per second. It was drifting horizontally with a speed of about 1 metre per second.

These images were taken with a resolution of about 20 metres per pixel and cover an area extending out to 30 kilometres.  

All Huygens raw images are now available.

View from ten kilometres high (ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)

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SpaceRef staff editor.