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Color Photos Reveal Details of Titan's Surface

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Color Photos Reveal Details of Titan's Surface

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Color Photos Reveal Details of Titan's Surface

Color Photos Reveal Details of Titan's Surface

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This image was returned January 14, 2005, by the European Space agency's (ESA) Huygens probe during its successful descent to land on Titan. ESA/NASA/University of Arizona hide caption

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Photos of Saturn's cloudy moon Titan reveal a pumpkin-orange surface, a pale-orange sky and a fascinating landscape etched with dark ditches and dark seas of unknown origin and composition. NPR's Richard Harris reports.