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Friday, January 14, 2005

[BREAKING NEWS] Huygens Probe Transmits Pictures from Titan

The European Space Agency has begun receiving pictures and data transmitted from the Huygens probe, which landed on Saturn's moon Titan earlier today. The first images of Titan, taken just prior to landing, depict a rugged landscape that appears to have been shaped by some kind of erosion and liquid flow.

The probe was designed to transmit data for only a few minutes after landing, but reportedly transmitted for an hour and a half.

For the latest updates, visit the Cassini/Huygens websites maintained by the ESA and NASA.

Sources: ESA, NASA, CNN.com