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Titan Surface 1

Image of Titan Surface 1
TITAN'S SURFACE REVEALED: This image of Titan’s surface represents the furthest away from Earth where a spacecraft has landed on another world! It is a fish-eye projection taken with the descent imager instrument onboard the European Space Agency’s Huygens probe. The probe was released from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on January 14, 2005 and made a three hour descent to Titan’s surface through an atmosphere made up of mostly nitrogen and methane. Revealed was a world that looked a lot like home, with surface features like riverbeds, vast deserts covered in dunes, and even lakes filled not with water, but liquid hydrocarbons—much like the fuel we put into our cars! These lakes are the first open bodies of liquid found anywhere besides Earth. Image Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
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