Huygens (Spacecraft)

Huygens (Spacecraft)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Huygens probe was an atmospheric entry probe carried to Saturn's moon Titan as part of the Cassini-Huygens mission. The probe was supplied by the European Space Agency and named after the Dutch 17th century astronomer Christiaan Huygens. The combined Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was launched from Earth on October 15, 1997. Huygens separated from the Cassini orbiter on December 25, 2004, and landed on Titan on January 14, 2005 near the Xanadu region. This was the first landing ever accomplished in the outer solar system. It touched down on land, although the possibility that it would touch down in an ocean was also taken into account in its design. Even though it was never officially designated a lander, the probe continued to send data for about 90 minutes after reaching the surface.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136504642
  • 9786136504643