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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)]


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