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Titan Flare

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Titan Flare
"This piece depicts an early concept for a Titan probe. The probe deploys a flare below so that the craft can image the surface on the way down. Done in the early seventies, the study was working under the assumption that light levels on the surface of Titan were too low for imaging without some help. (This was a little before CCD imaging)."

Michael Carroll   © 2005
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