Scrambling Effort Saved Huygens Probe

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This mosaic of three frames from the Huygens DISR instrument provides unprecedented detail of the high ridge area including the flow down into a major river channel from different sources. ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona hide caption

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Titan mosaic shows a river channel

This mosaic of three frames from the Huygens DISR instrument provides unprecedented detail of the high ridge area including the flow down into a major river channel from different sources.

ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

The European Space Administration mission to land a probe on the Saturn moon of Titan was saved from near disaster just a few weeks before it arrived. The discovery of a fatal design flaw in the probe's radio relay led to a scramble to save the mission.

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