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Back cover goes on the Huygens probe
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- Title Back cover goes on the Huygens probe
- Released 04/06/2004 9:18 am
- Copyright ESA
Attaching the Back Cover to the Huygens Probe. The gold-coloured blanket will help to control the probe's temperature during the interplanetary cruise phase. The heat-resistant tiles covering the front shield will provide protection against the very high temperatures that will be generated during the entry into Titan's atmosphere.
Cassini-Huygens is a joint NASA/ESA mission. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will orbit Saturn for four years, making an extensive survey of the ringed planet. The ESA Huygens probe will be the first to land on a world in the outer Solar System - on the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Data from Cassini and Huygens may offer clues about how life began on Earth.