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Zeroing in on Titan

Not to be outdone by Cassini, the six instruments onboard the Huygens probe promise to unveil Saturn's biggest moon.
When Huygens parachutes through Titan's thick atmosphere in January 2005, it will give scientists their first detailed look at the solar system's second largest moon. As Huygens descends through the moon's murky atmosphere — and after it lands on the mysterious surface — a suite of six instruments will give scientists a unique view of this enigmatic world. Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument (HASI)This instrument measures the physical and electrical properties of the moon's atmo...

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