CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS
Huygen's Landing Site

Huygen's Landing Site
PIA 06136

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  Shown here are two images of the expected landing site of the Huygens probe (latitude10.6 S, longitude 191 W). At right is a wide-angle image showing most of Titan's disk, with a scale of 10 km/pixel, and at left is a narrow-angle image of the landing site at a scale of 0.83 km/pixel (location shown by black box at right). North is tilted about 45 degrees to the right of up in both images. The surface has bright and dark markings with a streamlined pattern consistent with motion from a fluid (such as the atmosphere) moving from west to east (upper left to lower right). The narrow-angle image at left is 400 km wide.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Cassini-Huygens mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France, and Germany. The imaging operations center and team lead (Dr. C. Porco) are based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission, visit and the Cassini imaging team home page,

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: October 27, 2004 (PIA 06136)
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