Skip to main content

Here's What NASA Saw When It Landed On Saturn's Largest Moon

Huygens touched down on Titan's frigid surface on Jan. 14, 2005, three weeks after separating from the Cassini mothership. It was a landmark moment in planetary science, mission team members said.

"The Huygens descent and landing represented a major breakthrough in our exploration of Titan as well as the first soft landing on an outer-planet moon," Cassini project scientist Linda Spilker, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a statement. "It completely changed our understanding of this haze-covered ocean world." [Huygens Probe's Titan Landing Revisited 12 Years Later (Video)]



NASA Admits Alcubierre Drive Initiative: Faster Than The Speed Of Light

Quantum Consciousness: The Universe May Be One Entity And Aware Of Itself

Physicists Send Particles Of Light Into The Past, Proving Time Travel Is Possible!

Impossible Physics: Meet NASA’s Design For Warp Drive Ship

Why Physics Says You Can Never Actually Touch Anything