Possible methane sea on Titan (Saturn’s moon) detected by Huygens probe January 18, 2005

Just days after the Huygens probe began its descent into Saturn’s atmosphere the probe detected a possible methane sea on Saturn’s moon – Titan. Huygens’ speed as it entered Saturn’s atmosphere was 12,400 mph.

Titan and Epimetheus near Saturn's rings
The moon Titan is seen above the Saturn rings in this NASA photo.

Click here to see more images of the Titan moon.

According to NASA, ” The Huygens Probe was named after Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch astronomer who in 1655 discovered Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. The probe was designed by the European Space Agency (ESA), to perform an in-depth study of the clouds, atmosphere, and surface of Titan.”


~ by tellinghistory on January 18, 2008.

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