Watch this new animation of the Huygens probe as it lands on Titan

It's been eight years since the European Space Agency's Huygens probe landed on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Now, to celebrate this anniversary, and to make sense of the data sent back to Earth, a new rendering has been put together by the ESA to show the landing in exquisitely precise detail. As you watch the video, remember that this landing still marks the most remote alien surface ever visited by a human probe.

Huygens had been dropped off 21 days prior by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Once it began its descent, it took the probe 2.5 hours to make it to the surface.


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