In 2005, an alien probe flew through the hazy and cold atmosphere of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, and landed on the world’s surface.
That spacecraft — named the Huygens probe — was sent from Earth by the European Space Agency along with the Cassini spacecraft to help humanity learn more about Saturn and its 53 known moons.
Thanks to a new video released by NASA, you can relive the Huygens’ descent to Titan’s surface 12 years after it actually landed.
The video shows actual footage from the spacecraft’s point of view as it passed through the hazy layers of Titan’s atmosphere, spotted “drainage canals” that suggest rivers of liquid methane run on the moon and gently set down on the surface, NASA said. Read more…