ESA Celebrates Ten Years since First Landing on Titan Moon

January 17, 2015 3:55 PM

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On January 14, European Space Agency (ESA) celebrated the first landing on Titan, planet Saturn’s largest moon, and the most distant landing of a man-made spacecraft. Ten years ago, Huygens probe managed to perform the first soft landing on the distant moon’s icy surface.

Before the landing, scientists hoped that the ESA probe would collect additional information on the mysterious Titan and find traces of ancient microbial life. Researchers thought that Titan’s dense atmosphere in methane had organic origins as Earth’s methane does.

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