Learn how scientists overcame huge challenges to land a probe on Saturn's moon, and why Titan is of special interest to life on Earth.
- The Cassini-Huygens probe took seven years to travel over 1 billion km to Titan.
- Cassini had to fly through Saturn's rings in order to launch the Huygens probe.
- Huygens spent 20 days descending into Titan's atmosphere, while Cassini imaged Titan from orbit.
- Cassini-Huygens discovered lakes of liquid methane on the surface of Titan.
October 15 1997, the Cassini-Huygens satellite blasts off to Saturn and its largest moon, Titan.
15th October 1997
Nearly a decade of engineering and design, and the satellite was out of scientists' hands.
After a seven-year journey, and over 1 billion kilometres, the satellite faced a daunting task.
In order to launch Huygens probe, …
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