View from ten kilometres high
17 January 2005
This picture is a composite of 30 images from ESA's Huygens probe. They were taken from an altitude varying from 13 kilometres down to 8 kilometres when the probe was descending towards its landing site. View all raw images.
At that stage of its descent, Huygens was dropping almost vertically with a speed of about 5 metres per second. It was drifting horizontally with a speed of about 1 metre per second.
These images were taken with a resolution of about 20 metres per pixel and cover an area extending out to 30 kilometres.
All Huygens raw images are now available.
Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona