huygens mission

The incredible sotry of how the Huygens mission tot Titan succeeded when it could have failed

The incredible sotry of how the Huygens mission tot Titan succeeded when it could have failed

Twelve years ago today, the Huygens probe landed on Titan, marking the farthest point from Earth any spacecraft has ever landed. While a twelfth anniversary may be an odd number to mark with a special article, as we said in our previous article (with footage from the landing), this is the last opportunity to celebrate the success of Huygens before its partner spacecraft Cassini ends its mission on September 15, 2017 with a fateful plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere.