What the Huygens probe saw when it landed on Titan


Cameras were rolling as the European Space Agency probe plopped onto the hazy Saturnian moon's surface.



On 14 January 2005, the European Space Agency's Huygens probe
descended to the surface of Saturn's hazy moon, Titan.

Carried to Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Huygens made the most distant landing ever on another world, and the only landing on a body in the outer solar system. This video uses actual images taken by the probe during its two-and-a-half hour fall under its parachutes.

Curated content from the editorial staff at Cosmos Magazine.