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In pictures: Saturn's moon Titan
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The Huygens space craft has sent back its first images after landing on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The data is expected to shed light on what Titan's atmosphere and surface are made of and possibly help explain the origins of life on Earth.
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The probe took seven years to reach its destination and aerial photographs appear to show a frigid, misty landscape where dark rivulets run off icy plains into a sea of unknown constitution.
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This colour image shows the surface of Titan is bright orange with a tangerine sky. Scientists believe the pebble-sized boulders may be ice blocks.
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This image shows part of a full 360-degree view around Huygens. As the probe descended it drifted over a plateau (centre) as it headed towards its landing site.
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Measurements suggest the area it landed on has the consistency of "creme brulee" and may have once been flooded. The images were taken from an altitude of about eight kilometres.
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However scientists say it will take extensive analysis before it is possible to truly interpret what the amazing images show




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