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Bounce, Skid, Wobble: How Huygens Landed on Titan

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Huygens landing on Titan

Artist concept showing the descent and landing of Huygens.


The European Space Agency's Huygens probe, ferried to Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, bounced, slid and wobbled its way to rest in the 10 seconds after touching down on Titan in January 2005, a new analysis reveals.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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