17 years ago #Today, ESA's Huygens spacecraft made its descent to the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, carried to the gas giant by NASA's Cassini spacecraft ow.ly/sZVN30nhabb
This the last view of Huygens from the Cassini spacecraft 17 years ago #Today. Thanks to @esa for sharing the photo: buff.ly/3I4YWUZ
During the descent, Huygens recorded the sounds of Titan as well. That happened 17 years ago #Today and you can actually listen to the sounds of an alien world buff.ly/2ixaYxk
The first and only time we landed on an external Solar System body: Huygens among the pebbles of #Titan, 17 years ago #Today buff.ly/2jaDTGc

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