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The surface of Saturn's moon Titan as it may appear form an altitude of 12 miles; organonitrogen haze; hydrocarbon haze; tholin; smog; anti-greenhouse effect - Space Art Illustration

Titan Emerges

This is how the surface of Titan may have appeared to the European Space Agency's Huygens probe when it emerged from the satellite's ubiquitous hydrocarbon haze about 12 miles above Titan's surface. Huygens made its historic decent on 14 January 2005, making it the first made-made object to reach the surface of the satellite of another planet.


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