In January of 2005, the European Space Agency’s Huygens spacecraft landed on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. It didn’t last very long on this inhospitable surface, and a glitch prevented many of the images that the craft took from being sent back to Earth. But what it did manage to tell us was revelatory.
Titan was seen to be a place of incredibly thick, gaseous clouds above a landscape of seas, mountains, valleys, rivers that is surprisingly Earth-like, if you can overlook the methane rivers and seas, the extreme temperatures, and water-ice frozen as hard as granite.
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