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Lakefront Landing in Crème Brûlée
Topic: Titan
01/15/05
For the first time, humans have gotten a close-up look at Titan, the planet-sized moon. Huygens, scientists say, has landed in soil with the consistency of wet sand or clay.

Titan: Looking Back to the Future
Topic: Titan
01/14/05
As the Huygens probe nears its mission endpoint, the concept of trying to land an instrument on the supercold Earth-like moon, Titan, seems enough to engender wonder. But looking back over its conception at least two decades ago, the probe's trajectory stands out as a gem of planetary exploration.

Huygens, Phone Home
Topic: Titan
01/14/05
Huygens appears to be on track for its historic descent through Titan's atmosphere later today. The first of Huygens' images is expected to arrive on Earth shortly after 5:00 pm GMT (11:00 am EST).

First Landing, Outer Solar System
Topic: Titan
01/14/05
Huygens is mankind's first successful attempt to land a probe on another a world in the outer Solar System. Today, the Huygens probe has successfully descended through the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, and safely landed on its surface.

Titan Close Up
Topic: Titan
01/14/05
The European Space Agency has released the first 3 of several hundred images captured by the Huygens probe during its descent through the atmosphere of Saturn's giant moon Titan. They reveal a world of diverse landforms, shaped at least in part by fluid erosion.

Did Fluid Once Flow on Titan?
Topic: Titan
01/14/05
With the latest Titan images showing channels and fluid-like branching, scientists have begun the debate anew whether fluid might have shaped the Earth-like moon. Imaging science team leader for Cassini, Carolyn Porco, describes the initial surprise and excitement of seeing Titan up close.

Spin Up To Crash Course
Topic: Titan
01/13/05
While Christmas brought good news to the scientists watching what was happening with the separation of the Cassini and Huygens space probes, some clever calculations confirmed how exactly everyone knew the right course had been set in motion.

Aiming for Safe Harbor
Topic: Titan
01/13/05
During its descent towards the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, the Huygens probe will image the landscape surrounding its landing target. Zooming in on what lies underneath the thick haze can offer only surprises since little is known about the basic liquid, solid or swampy composition.

Rendezvous with Titan
Topic: Titan
01/13/05
For nearly a decade, scientists around the world have been waiting patiently for the European Space Agency's Huygens probe to arrive at its destination: Saturn's giant moon Titan.

Plunge to Methane Lake?
Topic: Titan
01/12/05
Anthony Del Genio of the Cassini Imaging team takes a tour of the strange and perplexing world, Titan, where hurricane winds and supercold smog promise some of the most startling imagery in our solar system. The mission to descend towards Titan's surface will draw global attention in a few days, when a tiny space probe will test the limits of parachutes, cameras and communications.

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